EU radioactive transport figures released

European Commission produces report on nuclear waste shipments in 1994/95

European Union countries issued 56 authorisations for the trans-border shipments of radioactive waste during 1994 and 1995, covering more than double this number of individual shipments, according to European Commission figures released yesterday. The data is contained in the Commission's second report on radioactive waste transportation, which covers the period 1994-1995. Most waste shipped between countries came from the nuclear industry, and others from radiochemical research and medical sources. The figures do include the transport of spent fuel rods for reprocessing as these are not classified as waste. The large majority of the trans-border shipments recorded by the Commission consist of waste sent from Germany to Sweden and Belgium for treatment and its return. The report - which the Commission compiles every two years from data provided by member states - also includes information on domestic movements of waste.
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Authorisations for trans-border radioactive
waste shipments in 1994/95
          within EU   EU import   EU export
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Belgium      13          1           -
Germany       -          4          11
France        3          -           1
Luxembourg    1          -           -
Austria       1          -           -
Finland       1          -           -
Sweden       20          -           -
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