Joint Programming on Radioactive Waste Disposal (JOPRAD) is a coordinating activity of the European Commission aimed at preparing the conditions for a joint program for the disposal of radioactive waste.
In May 2017, the State Agency for the Exclusion Zone Management as the central executive body for the implementation of the state policy on radioactive waste management, confirmed Ukraine's interest in joining the JOPRAD project and identified the main implementers of this project.
The Chornobyl Research and Development Institute was appointed the managing organization of the JOPRAD project, involving the participation of such organizations as the State Specialized Enterprise ECOCENTER, SSTC NRS (State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety) and the Institute of Environmental Geochemistry.
The JOPRAD cooperation will allow at the European level to integrate those aspects of research activities that are carried out within national research programs on the geological locations of spent nuclear fuel and other high-yielding long-lived radioactive wastes, including aspects of waste management associated with their repository and associated activities - education, training, and knowledge management. (follow the link to find out more about JOPRAD)