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Selection of efficient options for processing and storage of radioactive waste in countries with small amounts of waste generation

Abstract

The report is intended to assist decision makers in countries using nuclear energy for non-power applications to organize their waste management practices. It describes methodologies, criteria and options for the selection of appropriate technologies for processing and storage of low and intermediate level radioactive waste from different nuclear applications. The report reviews both technical and non-technical factors important for decision making and planning, and for implementation of waste management activities at the country and facility levels. It makes practical recommendations for the selection of particular technologies for different scales of waste generation. These wastes may arise from production of radionuclides and their application in industry, agriculture, medicine, education and research. The report also considers waste generated at research reactors, research centers and research laboratories using radioisotopes, as well as waste from decommissioning of research reactors and small nuclear facilities such as hot cells, laboratories and irradiation facilities. Management of uranium mining and milling waste and management of spent fuel from research reactors are not considered in this report. Discussed in detail are: the basic legal, regulatory, administrative and technical requirements set up in a national waste management system and review of the factors and components affecting the selection of an  More>>
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 2003
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1371
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 32 refs, 5 figs, 12 tabs; PBD: Sep 2003
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; GASEOUS WASTES; INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; LEGAL ASPECTS; LIQUID WASTES; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ORGANIZING; PLANNING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RECOMMENDATIONS; SOLID WASTES
OSTI ID:
20409702
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 92-0-108803-5; ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0303326083125
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/te_1371_web.pdf; For availability on CD-ROM, please contact IAEA, Sales and Promotion Unit. E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/publications.asp
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
59 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Selection of efficient options for processing and storage of radioactive waste in countries with small amounts of waste generation. IAEA: N. p., 2003. Web.
Selection of efficient options for processing and storage of radioactive waste in countries with small amounts of waste generation. IAEA.
2003. "Selection of efficient options for processing and storage of radioactive waste in countries with small amounts of waste generation." IAEA.
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title = {Selection of efficient options for processing and storage of radioactive waste in countries with small amounts of waste generation}
abstractNote = {The report is intended to assist decision makers in countries using nuclear energy for non-power applications to organize their waste management practices. It describes methodologies, criteria and options for the selection of appropriate technologies for processing and storage of low and intermediate level radioactive waste from different nuclear applications. The report reviews both technical and non-technical factors important for decision making and planning, and for implementation of waste management activities at the country and facility levels. It makes practical recommendations for the selection of particular technologies for different scales of waste generation. These wastes may arise from production of radionuclides and their application in industry, agriculture, medicine, education and research. The report also considers waste generated at research reactors, research centers and research laboratories using radioisotopes, as well as waste from decommissioning of research reactors and small nuclear facilities such as hot cells, laboratories and irradiation facilities. Management of uranium mining and milling waste and management of spent fuel from research reactors are not considered in this report. Discussed in detail are: the basic legal, regulatory, administrative and technical requirements set up in a national waste management system and review of the factors and components affecting the selection of an appropriate national waste management system. the origins and characteristics of radioactive waste from different nuclear applications. the technical factors that might affect the selection of waste processing and storage technologies, the main waste management steps, information on available technologies, the basis for planning of waste processing and storage and the selection of a particular option for radioactive waste processing and storage in countries with a different scale of nuclear applications.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2003}
month = {Sep}
}