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Welcome to the IAEA International Network of Laboratories for Nuclear Waste Characterization - LABONET​

The International Network of Laboratories for Nuclear Waste Characterization (LABONET) has been established to increase efficiency in sharing international experience in the application of proven, quality assured practices for the characterization of low and intermediate level radioactive waste and waste packages.

Network Objectives

  • To support organizations or Member States with less advanced nuclear programmes for characterization of radioactive waste;
  • To develop an expanded range of training and demonstration activities;
  • To facilitate sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience amongst organizations with characterization facilities in operation;
  • To create a forum in which experts' advice and technical guidance may be provided.

For further information or questions please contact

TECDOC- 1537 (2007)
Strategy and Methodology for Radioactive Waste Characterization tab
TECDOC- 1515 (2006)
Development of Specifications for Radioactive Waste Packages tab
TRS- 434 (2005)
Methods for Maintaining a Record of Waste Packages during Waste Processing and Storage tab

 Current Highlights

  • LABONET will soon gain a new Scientific Secretary. In the meantime Ms Rebecca Robbins is coordinating the network.
  • LABONET characterization workshop in Bucharest, Romania from 12th - 16th June 2017.


  • LABONET Steering Committee
    21st - 25th August 2017, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

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