Dutch nuclear policy still years away
The government's long-term plans for nuclear waste will be announced simultaneously with the issue of a licence for the construction of a new nuclear plant, Economic Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen announced in parliament on Wednesday.
He expects construction work on a nuclear plant could start by 2015. For the first 100 years the cabinet plans to store the waste at COVRA Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste in the southern province of Zeeland. After that a permanent or at least long-term solution will have to be found.
Labour Party MP Diederik Samsom asked the minister if he had any particular location or storage method in mind.
The minister replied that 95 percent of nuclear waste can be recycled but that it wasn't smart to decide on a location or method right now. He would rather .
Environmental organisation Greenpeace commented:http://cdn.radionetherlands.nl/data/files/nuclear_waste.jpg
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