Financial contributions for geological survey work improves the quality of life at a number of municipalities
Municipalities in the seven locations selected by the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority for geological survey work concerning a future deep geological repository are currently addressing the issue of how to use the money received from the nuclear account. According to the Atomic Act, in excess of CZK 72 million may be used for investment in the community thus enhancing the quality of life of local residents.
The unique Bukov PVP underground laboratory situated on level 12 of the Rožná underground mine was visited on Friday 8 January 2016 by the Minister of Industry and Trade, Jan Mládek, the Governor of the Vysocina region Jiri Behounek and the head of the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB) Dana Drábová. The laboratory will, during the course of this year, launch a series of major research programmes focused on the safety of a future deep geological repository in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority signs a memorandum of cooperation with Posiva (Finland)
Jiří Slovák, the Managing Director of the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority and Janne Mokka, the Managing Director of Posiva Oy sign a memorandum of cooperation.
The Finnish Government has today granted a licence to Posiva for the construction of a final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel. After a long period of extensive and multidisciplinary research and development Posiva can now proceed to the construction of the final disposal facility at Olkiluoto according to the concept it has developed. The commencement of the final disposal of the spent fuel generated by the Olkiluoto and Loviisa nuclear power plants deep within the Finnish bedrock is planned for the early 2020s.
Challenges and opportunities in the search for a suitable site for a deep geological repository, Prague, Břevnov, 8 September 2015
The Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SURAO) organised a workshop that addressed both public involvement and opportunities associated with regional development in connection with the search for suitable locations for a future deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste. Representatives of the French agency for radioactive waste management, ANDRA, attended the workshop with the aim of sharing their experiences of communication with local government organisations, civil society and the general public in terms of the selection of a site for a deep geological repository.
The Minister of the Environment confirms the establishment of an exploration area at the seventh site – Hrádek near Jihlava
Prague, 10 September 2015 - The Minister of the Environment has established an exploration area for special intervention into the Earth's crust for the first phase of geological investigation work for the last site - Hrádek near Jihlava
Hrádek is the seventh locality at which the decision of the Ministry will allow the Czech Radioactive Waste Repository (SÚRAO) to initiate a surface geological survey aimed at verifying the suitability of sites for a potential deep geological repository, which will make up an important step towards reducing their number for the next stage of research and the selection of two candidate sites in 2020. It is planned that the actual survey work will commence next spring.