Plutonium Investigation. Dossier on The Netherlands
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From the publication:
Plutonium Investigation Dossier on The Netherlands special of Plutonium Investigation february 1999 NOTE: This issue of Plutonium Investigation is partly based on two earlier reports by WISE-Paris: "Dutch Plutonium and the French Nuclear Weapon Program", January 1996, and "The Dutch Plutonium Dead-End", September 1997. Key words in the Dutch energy policy are 'reliable, affordable and clean'. At the moment, [our] main attention is given to energy conservation, renewable energy and the liberalisation of both the electricity market and the market for natural gas". In his statement before the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in September 1998, Ambassador Hans Forster, Head of the delegation of Netherlands, implicitly mentioned the nuclear phase-out which his country is enacting. Currently, the main (remaining) objective of the Dutch nuclear industry is the safe management of nuclear waste.