Radioactive wastes have to be isolated from the human environment for the duration of their toxicity and managed safely. Carefully implemented procedures and proper practices can ensure that no adverse effects will result.
"Thorough preparation for, and implementation of, waste disposal solutions begins with knowledge of waste origins, volumes and composition. For this reason, Nagra has developed a waste inventory and has assumed responsibility for maintaining and updating the information contained in it."
Harald Maxeiner, Head, Radioactive Materials Division