Radioactive waste management

The holder of radioactive waste and spent fuel must ensure that:

  • radioactive waste and spent fuel are managed in the prescribed way to avoid loading the burden of depositing radioactive waste and spent fuel on future generations.

The entity producing radioactive waste and spent fuel must ensure that waste radioactive substances occur in the minimum possible quantities.

The entity producing radioactive waste and spent fuel must submit radioactive waste and spent fuel for further management to the mandatory state public utility services provider, except radioactive waste for which the abandonment of supervision is envisaged.

Regardless of the obligation under the previous paragraph, radioactive waste and spent fuel must be stored and processed for a definite time by the nuclear facility operator producing the waste if the authorisation from the authority competent for nuclear waste is acquired for such conduct.

The costs of radioactive waste and spent fuel management are paid by the entity that produces waste or the holder of waste if the latter has taken over the waste from the entity producing it or acquired it in any other way.

If the entity producing radioactive waste or spent fuel is unknown, the state takes responsibility for managing radioactive waste or spent fuel.

The authority competent for nuclear safety manages a central register of radioactive waste and spent fuel that occurs on the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.

The holder of radioactive waste and spent fuel must send the data on the emergence of radioactive waste and spent fuel to the central register of radioactive waste and spent fuel.

Detailed conditions on managing radioactive waste and reporting are determined in the Rules on managing radioactive waste and spent fuel.

Last updated: 18. 03. 2016