7. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

First Issue: 

Radioactive waste and spent fuel management

Nuclear technologies instill innumerable benefits and advantages in the long run in many societies all around the globe. Radioactive services are used in processes such as sterilizing food as well as medical instruments in some cases. The production of radioisotopes requires the use of nuclear power for the production of energy, which in science, industry, and medicine combined create extensive amounts of radioactive waste. The management of the waste produced from such a process would keep the people and environment safe over long periods of time. ARTEMIS is a federal expert review service of radioactive material, waste products, and spent fuel management. With its records on any potentially harmful radioactive material, ARTEMIS offers many benefits to the state and its organizations such as enhancing the safety of operations and reducing costs along with improving the organizational performance of these technologies. Awareness on the issue at hand must be raised and efforts to tackle its harmful effects must be taken. The issue was addressed in a recent workshop that aimed to promote and assure of the safety of radioactive waste and spent fuel management when dealing with radioactive matter. In said meeting, Khammar Mrabit, the Director General of the Moroccan Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security Agency proclaimed “Radioactive waste and spent fuel should be managed safely, securely, and responsibly.” Henceforth, the delegates are joined here today to broaden the platform upon which we are joint in coming up with plausible and sustainably efficient and effective solutions to the issue faced by the IAEA.

 

Second Issue:

Multilateral approaches to the fuel cycle

It is no secret that along with the abundant use of fuel in factories and in fuel powered devices that a sustainable nuclear power requires a sustainable fuel cycle. Rather, the tenacity and various efforts taken in the past to tackle this issue prove its importance. The increasing use of nuclear power plants places a strain on the demand on the fuel activities. Understanding the behavior and effects of such materials is critical in preventing the wasteful management of excess radioactive material and spent fuel. Thus, the IAEA council must work towards an approach to the issue that is multilateral, in which along with the increase in demand for proliferation sensitive technology and the availability of nuclear materials comes an uprise in methods that aren’t agreed upon by all states. The delegates of this council must propose methods that maintain uniformity and can be reasoned accordingly and agreed upon. Henceforth, A new nuclear fuel cycle must be established, one that reduces of the losses and brings about less damages as it acts as a new standard that nations put into use.

 

For any inquiries regarding this council, please feel free to contact the chairs at iaea@bayanmun.com