Welcome to the IAEA Underground Research Facilities Network for Geological Disposal - URF Network
The Underground Research Facilities (URF) Network for Geological Disposal (URF Network) establishes a community of practice and learning for geological disposal. The URF Network provides its members with a platform to assess and share best practices in developing, evaluating and implementing geological disposal solutions for intermediate level waste, high level waste and spent nuclear fuel. Emphasis is placed on the role and use of URFs to support successful disposal program development and implementation.
To provide and maintain a:
- Community of practice and learning for geological disposal;
- Platform to assess and share best practices in developing, evaluating and implementing geological disposal solutions;
- Platform which emphasises the role and use of URFs to support successful geological disposal implementation.
The URF Network is open to accession by organizations with specific responsibilities related to establishing, developing, providing the scientific and technical basis for, and implementing deep geological disposal projects for radioactive waste.
The IAEA coordinates and facilitates the activities of the URF Network and, otherwise, acts as Scientific Secretariat to the URF Network, including maintaining records of its activities and publishing these records on the CONNECT platform.
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