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Regulatory Control of Radioactive Discharges to the Environment

General Safety Guide

English STI/PUB/1818 978-92-0-102418-3
71 5 42.00 2018

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This Safety Guide is intended to assist governments, regulatory bodies, applicants for a licence and operating organizations with a structured approach to controlling radiation exposures of the public resulting from discharges from normal operations of facilities and activities, and with the optimization of protection and safety. More specifically, this publication addresses the process for authorization of discharges from new and modified facilities or activities, and the review of established authorizations. The guidance applies to different types of facilities, which range from nuclear installations to applications of radioisotopes in industry, medicine and research. It also covers the controllable releases to the environment in normal operation that may result from the mining and processing of ores for the extraction of uranium or thorium as part of the nuclear fuel cycle and discharges of naturally occurring radioactive material in non-nuclear industries.

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Keywords

IAEA Safety Standards, Legal and Governmental Aspects, Radiation, Safety Measures, Radioactive Pollution, Law and Legislation, Radiation, Measurement, Regulatory Control, Radioactive Discharges, Environment, Licence, Public, Authorization Process, Radioactive Discharges, Nuclear Installations, Applications, Radioisotopes, Medicine, Research, Radiation Protection, Dose Limits, Transboundary Impacts, Source Monitoring, Environmental Monitoring, Graded Approach, Assessment, Compliance, Inspection, Radionuclides, Industry, Decommissioning, Radiation Exposure, Risk, Regulatory Bodies, Modified Facilities, Operational Limits, Effects, Ionizing, Releases, Mining, Ores, Uranium Extraction, Thorium, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Regulation of Discharges, Radioactive Material, Non-Nuclear Industries

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