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​Welcome to the IAEA International Predisposal Network - IPN

Prior to disposal, the radioactive waste usually goes through a number of steps such as pre-treatment, treatment, conditioning, storage and transport with characterization utilised within the entire cycle of radioactive waste. Predisposal management encompasses all of these steps that collectively cover the activities from waste generation up to final disposal.
The International Predisposal Network (IPN) is a forum for the sharing of practical experience and international developments on radioactive waste management activities before disposal.

The IPN is being established to increase efficiency in sharing international experience in the application of proven, quality assured practices for the predisposal management of radioactive waste including used nuclear fuel declared as waste.

The IAEA intends to support Member States either currently engaged in or seeking to develop predisposal technologies through their inclusion in the IPN to cooperate and coordinate relevant actions, training and technical advances. IPN members will include organisations and communities with current and future interest in radioactive waste management with focus on predisposal management. These include operators and regulatory bodies, as well as supporting organisations and scientific institutions and organizations that are involved with education and training.

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 Partnering Organizations



 Current Highlights


45th Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management Symposium 24 - 29 October 2021 ART‘OTEL COLOGNE, GERMANY

International Symposium on Cement-Based Materials for Nuclear Wastes  4 - 6 May 2022,  Avignon, France

ME-RER9154-2000014: _Virtual Regional Workshop on Status and update of storage needs in small inventory MSs, 7-22 June 2021, Vienna, Austria

EVT1907469 2.1 Workshop for sharing experience with conditioning, long storage and criteria for long stability of wasteforms for radioactive waste with high content of alpha or transuranium radionuclides, 12-16 July 2021, Vienna, Austria

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