Radioactive Waste Management Policy

Based on the responsibilities established by Decree 70 of 2001, which granted the Ministry of Mines and Energy the ability to generate policies related to the use of nuclear and radioactive materials, a policy document concerning the guidelines that should be followed for the purpose of guaranteeing the safety of workers, the general public and the environment has been published.

The promotion of these guidelines is consistent with national regulations as well as with international standards and recommendations, for the sake of raising security levels and reducing radiological risk. The Ministry will carry out an ongoing review process, involving the participation of the different parties involved.