Technical position papers

Key industry issues.

Best Practice in Uranium Mining

This document sets out principles for the management of radiation, health and safety, waste and the environment applicable to sites throughout the world.

Cooling of Power Plants

While cooling is clearly an essential factor in the siting of individual nuclear plants, this is readily manageable and constitutes no constraint on the future growth of nuclear power as a large-scale low-cost provider of clean energy.

How is used nuclear fuel managed?

Used nuclear fuel is responsibly managed to protect people and the environment, using well-established and proven industrial methods and technologies.

Risks of Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation

The World Nuclear Association sees the need to establish a consistent international approach to defining a level of dose below which it is widely deemed legitimate to maintain that an individual is adequately protected from ionizing radiation, whether natural or man-made.

Safe Decommissioning of Civil Nuclear Industry Sites

This Position Statement presents the nuclear industry's perspective and policy on the important subject of decommissioning of civil nuclear industry sites.

The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets

This technical position describes the benefits of long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear power plants, and the main considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure the longevity of nuclear operations in the years ahead.

The need for robust justification for radiological protection recommendations

Position statement on the need for robust justification for radiological protection recommendations.