Radioactive Waste Operations Benchmarking System

The WWER Radioactive Waste Benchmarking System (WWER Benchmarking System) was established in response to IAEA TECDOC-1492, which was published in 2006 and highlights the importance of establishing industry-wide standards and guidelines for waste minimization, including source reduction, reuse, and volume reduction.

The system is used to collect, analyse, and report on waste management information from WWER-type nuclear power plant sites and enables member organisations to share their data anonymously and to determine how they rank amongst all participants in terms of commonly agreed and accepted waste management parameters.

Data collection is conducted annually, but benchmarking reports and analysis can be accessed throughout the year.
Please note that this system is restricted to users who are currently participating in the Benchmarking Project and is not available to regular public users of NUCLEUS.

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Quality LevelExplanation of Terms
  • Authoritative: All information in the resource has been verified by authorities as indicated.
  • Quality-checked: All information in the resource has been quality-checked as indicated.
  • Not quality-checked: Although the information in the resource may come from peer-reviewed journals or other high-quality sources, it has not undergone subsequent quality checking before incorporation in the resource.
: Authoritative ? information is provided directly by nuclear power plant operators
CompletenessExplanation of Terms
  • Comprehensive:The resource includes all items in the category for which the resource was created.
  • Selective: The resource includes only selected items in the category for which the resource was created, with the process or basis for the selection as indicated.
: Selective ? information is contributed voluntarily and may not cover all sites and is not necessarily complete for each site
Update FrequencyExplanation of Terms
  • Updated continually: A conscientious effort is made to add new information immediately and keep the resource up-to-date on a day-by-day basis.
  • Updated periodically: The resource is updated on a schedule. Common values are monthly, quarterly, annually or biennially, but others are also used.
  • Updated occasionally: The resource is updated now and then, but not on a schedule.
  • Static: The resource is a one-off creation with no plans for updates, or a resource that was updated in the past but has now been frozen with no new input planned.
: Periodically ? annually

Last Resource Update : 2012

Organizational Source
Nuclear Energy | NEFW - Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology