Although nuclear power plants or other major nuclear facilities are not operated anywhere in Austria, low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste is generated in medical, industrial and research areas as well as during dismantling of facilities from previous nuclear research activities. On behalf of the Republic of Austria, Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf GmbH (NES) takes over the treatment and temporary storage of this waste until it is transferred to a final disposal site.
For this purpose, NES operates numerous plants and facilities to handle the collection, sorting, processing, conditioning, and temporary storage of Austrian radioactive waste in accordance with the current state of the art and the highest safety and radiation protection standards.
In addition to the systems described above, there are also other extensive facilities for waste treatment, radiation monitoring, chemical and radiochemical analysis, measurement technology, documentation, etc.
NES operates one of the most advanced treatment centres for low and intermediate-level radioactive waste, making it an international model company in this field.