The Australian Government is planning to build a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) to provide a centralised location for the disposal of Low Level Waste (LLW) and storage of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) generated in Australia.
The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management represents a commitment by participating countries to achieve and maintain a consistently high level of safety in the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste as part of the global safety regime for ensuring the protection of people and the environment.
Radioactive waste is material that has no foreseeable use and contains radioactive materials with activities or activity concentrations at levels where regulatory oversight is needed to ensure safety. In Australia radioactive waste is generated in a variety of medical, industrial, research and agricultural practices.
ARPANSA respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their cultures, and to Elders past and present.