The technical processing methods at the plant involve reduction in the waste volume so that storage needs will be reduced as much as possible. The waste is subsequently contained in a manner suitable for long-term storage in a solid form. The multi-barrier containment shall prevent the release of radioactive materials into the environment.
The plant provides waste containers and general service for the sorting, collection, categorisation, on-site storage and transportation of radioactive waste and obsolete radiation sources.
The department is also the operator of the national, combined storage/disposal facility for radioactive waste in Himdalen in the Aurskog-Høland municipality.
Picture below is from the entrance of the storage facility in Himdalen.