Policies and practices

18.1.1 Radioactive waste policy

US national nuclear activities policy

The US government is responsible for the safe disposal of SNF and HLW. This section summarizes US policies and practices for SNF and radioactive waste management, and related nuclear activities.

The US government promotes the development of commercial nuclear power and nuclear technology for beneficial uses in medicine, industry, and research. The federal and regulatory duties for commercial and government sectors are assigned to different agencies, which are discussed later in this section.

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