Nuclear waste storage site gets operating approval

The Slovak Nuclear Supervisory Bureau has approved the trial operation of a national storage facility for low- and medium-level radioactive waste, said Bureau spokesman Mojmir Seliga on November 8. The site will consist of 80 storage bins made from reinforced concrete, and each holding 279 cubic meters of waste.

Seliga explained that the site would hold waste produced at Slovakia's two nuclear power plants at Jaslovské Bohunice and Mochovce, as well as waste deposits from Slovak research institutes, laboratories and hospitals. To date, nuclear waste in Slovakia has been stored in a temporary storage facility in Jaslovské Bohunice. Construction on the permanent location started in 1996.

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