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Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste from Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities

Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1720 (ISBN: 978-92-0-110315-4)
93 pages ¦ 3 figures ¦ EUR 43.00 ¦ Date published: 2016


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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