Radioactive waste management policy of Georgia is defined by the Law of Georgia on Nuclear and Radiation Safety and Law of Georgia on Radioactive Waste. According to the accepted policy the purpose of the disposal facility is to provide a permanent accommodation for nuclear waste, while the purpose of the storage facility is to provide a temporary (50 – 100 years) storage for radioactive waste. Processing of radioactive waste is necessary for ensuring that radioactive waste by its characteristics meets the established acceptance criteria for radiation waste storage and disposal facilities.
Radioactive waste management policy is implemented through the approved strategy. The Law of Georgia on Radioactive Waste sets out the requirements for developing the national strategy (15 year) and the action plan for the implementation of the national strategy for radioactive waste management. Currently, Georgian authorities in coordination with the Swedish regulatory authority are working on the development of the national strategy and its adoption is expected by the end of 2016.