You can participate to the enquiry untill the end of 2023

(Samples from the source website, translated to english)

Every day, radioactive waste is produced in Belgium, in nuclear power plants, research institutes, hospitals and industries. This waste must be well managed because it is harmful to our health and the environment. Long-lived, high-level waste retains its radioactivity for a very long time, up to a million years.

Even if we no longer need nuclear energy to meet our electricity needs in the future, we must find a safe solution for the radioactive waste we have produced to date.

Supported by the King Baudouin Foundation

This societal debate is organized by the King Baudouin Foundation at the request of ONDRAF/NIRAS, the National Organization for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials. Since 1980, ONDRAF/NIRAS has been responsible for the safe management of radioactive waste in Belgium. It fulfills this mission through a waste management system that ranges from waste limitation to long-term management.

The King Baudouin Foundation is an independent and pluralistic foundation of public utility, which has been working for more than forty years for a better society.

The Foundation already has extensive experience in organizing citizen consultations and therefore knows better than anyone how to shape them. It is not at its first attempt in the field of radioactive waste. In 2009 and 2010, it organized a first Citizens’ Conference on the long-term management of high-level and long-lived waste.

On the other hand, the Foundation guarantees the neutrality and objectivity of the entire process.