Waste Technology Section
Radioactive Waste Management Information Systems
Radioactive Waste Management Registry (RWMR)
The Radioactive Waste Management Registry (RWMR) software is a computerized tool for recording and processing of information on radioactive waste management activities, tracking licensees, generators, and facilities, and providing a means for radioactive waste inventory tracking. It has been developed to assist Member States in the better implementation of their Quality Assurance (QA) programme. A brief introduction to the latest version of the RWMR software is given below.
The Radioactive Waste Management Registry – RWM Registry is a software application developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency to assist Member States in keeping track of and better control their own radioactive waste. RWM Registry deals primarily with the management and recording of reliable information on radioactive waste during its life cycle (i.e., from generation to disposal). It deals with solid and liquid waste and disused sealed sources. From the processing point of view, information on batching, pretreatment, treatment and conditioning is included. The system is also able to track history of waste records. The quality control of the waste product and the quality assurance programme involved are addressed. The RWM Registry is structured to allow, as much as possible, a high degree of flexibility. There is a set of customized tables to be prepared by the users according to their requirements and needs.
The RWM Registry is also a managerial tool and offers an immediate overview of the various waste management steps and needs. This facilitates planning, optimizing of resources, monitoring of related data, disseminating of information, taking actions and making decisions. The RWM Registry is structured taking into account different sizes and complexity of waste management organizations in different Member States. The output from the system could be useful as a component of the national waste management report, as requested by the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.
An integral part of a QA programme is recording of data methodically. Recorded information should be kept in a secure and durable environment for the next generations. The RWMR software facilitates the data entry and processing of entered data.
The RWMR software is installed on top of the highly customizable web application RAIS 3.2 also developed by the IAEA. It has a comprehensive help file that can be activated at any time during any application. Being a web based application, RWMR can be installed locally or on a remote computer. It can be installed centralised for a whole country or Region and supports access restrictions for users on a Facility level. Some of its features are summarized below:
International Atomic Energy Agency
Waste Technology Section
Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology
Department of Nuclear Energy
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A-1400 Vienna, AUSTRIA
All your opinions, comments and questions about RWMR software should be directed to the following e-mail address. (RWMR@iaea.org)