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More About Geological Disposal (URF)

Under the auspices of the IAEA, nationally developed Underground Research Facilities (URFs) and associated laboratories concerned with the geological disposal of radioactive waste are being offered for use by various Member States. The URFs and laboratories form a Network for training and demonstration of waste disposal technologies, and support the sharing of knowledge between Member State organizations interested in geological disposal of nuclear waste.

Network Objectives

  • To encourage the preservation, sharing and transfer of knowledge and technologies;
  • To work on solutions for Member States currently without URFs;
  • To supplement national efforts and promote public confidence in waste disposal schemes;
  • To contribute to the resolution of key technical issues.

To read more, click here to go to the external website for the URF Network.

New users need to register on Nucleus before they can join a network. ​Click here for registration instructions​.

Join network 

Click here to join URF