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The regulatory and policy framework for the recycle of radioactive scrap metals in the United States of America

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Abstract

The issue of safely recycling materials contaminated with low levels of radioactivity is not a new one to the radiation industries and regulators. It has been discussed for decades. Major factors in the recycling issue are the high cost of disposing of these materials as waste and their potential economic value. Unfortunately, regulatory solutions to the problem have not been easily forthcoming. Although the U.S. is among the most significant users of radioactive materials in the world, passing regulations related to de minimis quantities of radiation in the environment is a very difficult and contentious endeavor. A recycling regulation will have to undergo a great deal of scientific and political scrutiny before it is passed and implemented in the U.S. In this paper, we will discuss recycling in the United States from a regulatory and policy standpoint. (author). 24 refs, 1 fig.
Authors:
Durman, E C; Mackinney, J A [1] 
  1. US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-807; CONF-9311144-
Reference Number:
SCA: 560190; 056000; PA: AIX-26:063127; EDB-95:132142; ERA-20:027687; SN: 95001457959
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) specialists meeting on experience in the application of exemption principles, Vienna (Austria), 1-5 Nov 1993; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Experience in the application of exemption principles. Proceedings of a specialists meeting held in Vienna, 2-4 November 1993; PB: 237 p.
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; RECYCLING; LICENSING REGULATIONS; SCRAP METALS; MAXIMUM ACCEPTABLE CONTAMINATION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; SURFACE CONTAMINATION; USA
OSTI ID:
100454
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE95634722; TRN: XA9539844063127
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE95634722
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 99-110
Announcement Date:
Jan 16, 2004

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Citation Formats

Durman, E C, and Mackinney, J A. The regulatory and policy framework for the recycle of radioactive scrap metals in the United States of America. IAEA: N. p., 1995. Web.
Durman, E C, & Mackinney, J A. The regulatory and policy framework for the recycle of radioactive scrap metals in the United States of America. IAEA.
Durman, E C, and Mackinney, J A. 1995. "The regulatory and policy framework for the recycle of radioactive scrap metals in the United States of America." IAEA.
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title = {The regulatory and policy framework for the recycle of radioactive scrap metals in the United States of America}
author = {Durman, E C, and Mackinney, J A}
abstractNote = {The issue of safely recycling materials contaminated with low levels of radioactivity is not a new one to the radiation industries and regulators. It has been discussed for decades. Major factors in the recycling issue are the high cost of disposing of these materials as waste and their potential economic value. Unfortunately, regulatory solutions to the problem have not been easily forthcoming. Although the U.S. is among the most significant users of radioactive materials in the world, passing regulations related to de minimis quantities of radiation in the environment is a very difficult and contentious endeavor. A recycling regulation will have to undergo a great deal of scientific and political scrutiny before it is passed and implemented in the U.S. In this paper, we will discuss recycling in the United States from a regulatory and policy standpoint. (author). 24 refs, 1 fig.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1995}
month = {Jul}
}