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Determining the Suitability of Materials for Disposal at Sea under the London Convention 1972 and London Protocol 1996 A Radiological Assessment Procedure

IAEA-TECDOC-1759 (978-92-0-100215-0)
96 pages ¦ 5 figures ¦ EUR 18.00


This publication provides guidance on performing specific assessments of candidate materials for dumping at sea to determine whether the materials are de minimis in the meaning of the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 (the London Convention 1972) and the related Protocol 1996 (the London Protocol 1996). It presents a detailed radiological procedure to assess doses to workers and members of the public and doses to marine flora and fauna related to the dumping of materials at sea. The procedures in this publication follow the requirements to protect the environment in the IAEA Safety Standards and in the recommendations by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. It is expected to be used by national regulatory authorities responsible for authorizing disposal at sea of candidate materials as well as by those companies and individuals applying to obtain permission to dispose these materials at sea.


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