Manage nuclear waste storage and nuclear waste disposal safely and efficiently
Suppliers and operators of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities need to have a comprehensive nuclear waste management to ensure a safe nuclear waste disposal throughout the entire plant lifecycle. This involves minimising all forms of radioactive waste, categorising it and determining appropriate disposal methods in line with Best Available Techniques (BAT).
TÜV SÜD has the technical expertise to support managing all aspects of waste throughout its lifecycle, from production or recovery through to nuclear waste storage and safe disposal. By using the latest and most economical testing methods for radiation protection, treatment and release of residual material, buildings and outdoor areas, we support both site licensed companies and regulatory bodies with consulting, assessment and supervision of the conditioning and packaging of waste to a passively safe condition suitable for final disposal.
Our services at a glance
TÜV SÜD provides support during the entire waste cycle
pre-treatment of waste
minimisation of waste (e.g. by vitrification)
waste package management
Retrieval of waste
Nuclear industry companies benefit from our knowledge
tools and techniques
tactics for decommissioning and retrieval
quantity surveying / assessment
development of concept processes
characterisation, design and configuration of storage
Transfer and transport of waste
TÜV SÜD offers expertise in
container types licensing
radioactive waste transport licensing and regulations
waste process and throughput modelling
shielding assessment for transport safety cases
Nature and quantity of wastes and wasteform assessments
Our services cover
control of suitability for disposal
preparation of the regulatory documentation
waste ranging (from exemption levels to spent fuel and High Level Waste)
Best Available Technique assessments
We provide assessments to ensure that your options meet criteria such as safety, environmental impact, practicability and cost.
Your benefits at a glance
Minimise risk– with our experience in identifying potential issues from the early planning stages. Apply complete solutions – with a single source for all aspects of decommissioning, nuclear waste disposal and conditioning.
Choose an expert partner– that offers international expertise, extensive experience and detailed knowledge of standards and regulations.
Benefit from global support– with almost 1,000 nuclear experts worldwide, supporting you with in-depth local knowledge and saving you time to investigate potential risks.