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Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste from Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-41
Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1720 ¦ 978-92-0-110315-4

93 pages ¦ 3 figures ¦ € 43.00 ¦ Date published: 2016

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This Safety Guide provides guidance on the predisposal management of all types of radioactive waste (including spent nuclear fuel declared as waste and high level waste) generated at nuclear fuel cycle facilities. These waste management facilities may be located within larger facilities or may be separate, dedicated waste management facilities (including centralized waste management facilities). The Safety Guide covers all stages in the lifetime of these facilities, including their siting, design, construction, commissioning, operation, and shutdown and decommissioning. It covers all steps carried out in the management of radioactive waste following its generation up to (but not including) disposal, including its processing (pretreatment, treatment and conditioning). Radioactive waste generated both during normal operation and in accident conditions is considered.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Waste Management, Radioactive Wastes, Radioactive Waste Disposal, Radiation, Safety Measures, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Classification, High Level Waste, Waste Management Facilities, Service Life, Lifetime, Siting, Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation, Shutdown and Decommissioning, Spent Fuel Reprocessing, Conditioning, Nuclear Accidents, Fuel Cycle Facilities, Predisposal Facilities, Storage, Transport, Radiation Protection, Recommendations, Management in Nuclear

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