Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Nuclear Waste, 29/03/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Nuclear Waste, 29/03/2017. The quantity of low and intermediate level waste to be stored at the site is about 0.15 cubic meters/year/MW. A comprehensive radioactive waste management system is established taking into account the operational capability under the supervision of an independent regulatory agency. The radioactive solid wastes generated during operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants are segregated and volume reduced prior to its disposal. Disposal of waste is carried out in specially constructed structures such as stone lined trenches, reinforced concrete trenches and tile holes. These disposal systems are designed on multi-barrier principle for ensuring effective containment of radioactivity.