Around 40 percent of Switzerland's electricity is produced in five nuclear power plants. This gives rise to radioactive waste:
fission and activation products from spent nuclear fuel
decommissioning waste (from dismantling of facilities)
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Nuclear power plants and interim storage facilities in Switzerland
Gösgen-Däniken nuclear power plant.
Numerous applications in the fields of medicine, industry and research use radioactive substances. After use, they have to be disposed of together with newly produced radioactive waste.
We have an ethical obligation to dispose of all these wastes safely. The generation that benefits from the waste-producing activities should also be responsible for safe management of the waste.