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Laying the Foundations for Safe Radioactive Waste Management: Regional Workshop on Radioactive Waste Registry Takes Place in Sri Lanka

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Participants at the Regional Workshop on Radioactive Waste Registry, Sri Lanka. 

A comprehensive and accurate data registry system for radioactive waste and disused sealed radioactive sources (DSRS) is an essential prerequisite in building a sustainable radioactive waste management infrastructure, and in ensuring the safe and secure use and life cycle management of radioactive sources.

A regional workshop to support Member States’ efforts to develop and maintain such comprehensive and accurate data has taken place in April 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop, on the ‘Implementation of Radioactive Waste and DSRS Registry System’, was organized by the IAEA in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board under regional project RAS9085, ‘Enhancing the Radioactive Waste Management Infrastructure in the Asia and Pacific Region’.

The workshop introduced the newly developed radioactive waste management registry system (RWMR[1]) to Member States, and provided effective guidance for its harmonized application at the national level. In addition, participants were able to develop country specific action plans aiding full scale implementation of their RWMR. Follow-up IAEA support under the regional project RAS9085 was also discussed.

Participants included 34 officers from the regulatory authorities and waste management organizations of 19 Member States in the Asia and the Pacific region.

 

[1] 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. Learn more: https://www.iaea.org/OurWork/ST/NE/NEFW/Technical-Areas/WTS/information-RWMR.html

 

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Last update: 26 Jul 2017

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