Our financial activities

As well as its activities associated with various stages of the nuclear fuel cycle, Synatom is required to establish substantial financial provisions.
These provisions are eventually expected to be used for dealing with the financial costs arising from:

  • managing all the spent fuel assemblies from the nuclear generation process;
  • decommissioning the nuclear power plants themselves.

In addition, Synatom collects on behalf of the Belgian State the special contribution also called the "nuclear tax" and so performs a public service obligation.
Synatom also provides financial support for research and development, mainly relating to the final disposal of category B and category C radioactive waste.