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Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management: National Report from Greenland

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The present report consists of the combined reporting from Denmark and Greenland under the obligations to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste.

The Kingdom of Denmark encompasses Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and is collectively termed The Unity of the Realm. Due to their special status - nationally, historically and geographically - the Faroe Islands and Greenland both enjoy autonomous authority within the fields of responsibility taken over, which results in an extensive type of self-government.

The Self-Government arrangements transfer legislative and executive powers and responsibilities within specific defined fields from the Danish political authorities to the Faroese Home Rule authorities and to the Greenlandic Self-Government authorities. The arrangements likewise provide for the Faroese and Greenlandic governments to assume the field of administration of justice, which has been assumed in several underlying administrative areas, while Denmark will remain constitutionally responsible for foreign, defence and security policy matters.

The Faroese and Greenlandic authorities administer the tasks taken over from the state of Denmark, enact legislation in these specific fields and have the economic responsibility for solving these tasks. The state of Denmark provides an annual grant to the Faroese and the Greenlandic authorities.

More in-depth descriptions of the rights and responsibilities of the Greenland Self-Government are available at the Danish Prime Minister’s office1 and the Government of Greenland (Naalakkersuisut) 2, respectively.

The Kingdom of Denmark signed the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 29 September 1997, the day it opened for signature. The Convention was accepted 3 September 1999 by letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

On 15 December 2016, the Kingdom of Denmark withdrew its territorial declaration with regard to Greenland made upon acceptance of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.

Given the extensive powers of Self-Government arrangements for Greenland, which include independent legislative competences in the fields of radiation protection and radioactive waste management, Greenland is thus under obligation to report independently to the Convention on the application of widely recognized principles and tools for high-quality safety management of radioactive waste.

As the regulatory infrastructure and the operational measures to ensure safe management of radioactive waste in Greenland differ from corresponding Danish arrangements, the present report contains separate contributions from Denmark and Greenland, respectively.

The Convention does not apply to the autonomous territory of the Faroe Islands.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
ForlagSundhedsstyrelsen
Udgivelsesår24 okt. 2017
Sider55-83
AnsøgerGreenland Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA)
StatusUdgivet - 24 okt. 2017
BegivenhedSixth Review Meeting, : Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management - IAEA, Vienna, Østrig
Varighed: 21 maj 20181 jun. 2018

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AndetSixth Review Meeting,
LokationIAEA
LandØstrig
ByVienna
Periode21/05/201801/06/2018

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