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Korea Radioactive Waste Agency KORAD was established on 1 January 2009 and is intended for preventing harm from radioactive wastes through effective promotion of the radioactive waste management as well as contributing to public safety and environmental conservation.

Responsible Organization
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)

Organization Type
Quasi-governmental Organization (Fund Management Type)

Grounds for Establishment
Article 18 in Radioactive Waste Management Act

Main Functions and Roles
Transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of radioactive waste
Site selection, construction, operation and post closure management of the radioactive waste management facility
Collection, study, analysis and management of data for radioactive waste management
Publicity on the radioactive waste management
R&D, human resource development and international cooperation for the radioactive waste management
Mutual cooperation with local residents in surrounding areas of the radioactive waste management facility
Environment study in surrounding areas of the radioactive waste management facility
Technology and information supports to radioactive waste producers
Operation / management of radioactive waste management fund provided from the Korean Government

Organization History
28 March 2008 Proclamation of Radioactive Waste Management Act
1 January 2009 Establishment of KRMC
24 December 2010 First shipment to LILW Disposal Center
28 March 2011 Relocation of Headquarter to Gyeongju
30 July 2013 New Corporate Name to KORAD (Korea Radioactive Waste Agency)
30 June 2014 Completed the 1st phase construction of the LILW disposal facility
11 December 2014 Acquired official approval to use of the 1st phase LILW disposal facility by KINS (Korea institute of Nuclear Safety)

President & CEO
Dr. Jong In Lee
[Career History]
Chief Researcher in KINS (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety)
Vice President (Radiation Safety) in KINS
President in KNS (Korea Nuclear Society)

89 Bukseong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo

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