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[en] The paper, based on a report published by the OECD in 2007 on the management of recyclable fissile and fertile materials, covers various aspects of the storage, processing, re-use and/or eventual disposal of reprocessed uranium. The information provided by contributors to the study gives an overview of the amount of reprocessed uranium accumulated so far in stockpiles. Future arisings of reprocessed uranium are evaluated taking into account the expected evolutions of nuclear electricity generation and reprocessing capabilities. The alternative options available for the management of reprocessed uranium are described briefly and their respective advantages and drawbacks are reviewed. Concluding remarks focus on the challenges and opportunities offered by various options for the management of reprocessed uranium in a sustainable development perspective. (author)
[en] The Internationally Standardized Reporting Checklist on the Sustainable Development Performance of Uranium Mining and Processing Sites: • A mutual and beneficial work between a core group of uranium miners and nuclear utilities; • An approach based on an long term experience, international policies and sustainable development principles; • A process to optimize the reporting mechanism, tools and efforts; • 11 sections focused on the main sustainable development subject matters known at an operational and headquarter level. The WNA will make available the sustainable development checklist for member utilities and uranium suppliers. Utilities and suppliers are encouraged to use the checklist for sustainable development verification.
[en] Since they were first used in the 1930s, nuclear techniques have made a huge contribution to human well-being and saved tens of millions of lives. Today, they play an increasing role in both the diagnosis and treatment of major non-communicable diseases, including cancer and heart disease. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in 2015 include a commitment to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” Nuclear science can make a significant contribution to the achievement of this goal. The IAEA is committed to helping its Member States use nuclear science and technology to reduce the number of deaths from non-communicable diseases by one third by 2030, a key SDG target.
[en] Improving access to energy is a multi-faceted challenge that has far-reaching implications and long-lasting obligations. Energy is essential to all human activities and, indeed, critical to social and economic development. Lack of energy is a contributing factor to states of perpetual poverty for individuals, communities, nations and regions. In contrast, access to energy opens many new opportunities; and meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals cannot be accomplished without access to affordable energy services