The main activities of Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf Ltd. (NES), which are carried out on behalf of the Republic of Austria, are collecting, processing, conditioning and storing radioactive waste, decontaminating installations and laboratories from 45 years of research and development at the Seibersdorf site and operating the Hot Cell Laboratory.
According to a long-term contract between the Republic of Austria, the Seibersdorf municipality and Nuclear Engineering Seibersdorf Ltd. (NES), NES has committed to collect and condition all the radioactive waste produced in Austria and to store it until it can be taken to a final storage site.
When the AIT group was restructured, all its nuclear activities were transferred to NES, which was spun off as a company in its own right.
In fulfilling the tasks assigned by the law and the Ministry of Environment and on the basis of long-term treaties with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW) and the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), NES guarantees an ultimate level of safety and state-of-the-art technological standards.
According to EU directive 2011/70 and the Austrian radiation protection act (AllgStrSchV) §79d NES implemented an Integrated Management System (IMS). The IMS integrates, aside from the quality management system (ISO 9001), an environmental management system (ISO 14001) and an occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001).
International collaborations enable us to condition radioactive waste and decommission nuclear facilities in accordance with international standards. In order to develop and maintain our nuclear engineering expertise, we are involved in numerous collaborations with IAEA, the Atomic Institute of the Technical University Vienna and with international centres for handling radioactive waste materials.
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