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Decommissioning of Medical, Industrial and Research Facilities

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-49
Specific Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1841 ¦ 978-92-0-110118-1

106 pages ¦ 3 figures ¦ € 42.00 ¦ Date published: 2019

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Decommissioning is the last step in the lifetime management of an authorized facility and must be considered during the design, construction, commissioning and operation of such facilities. This Safety Guide provides guidance on how to comply with requirements for the safe decommissioning of medical, industrial and research facilities. It addresses all aspects of decommissioning that are required to ensure safety, such as roles and responsibilities, strategy and planning for decommissioning, conduct of decommissioning actions and termination of the authorization for decommissioning. The intended audience are those individuals involved in policy and strategy development, regulatory control, and planning and implementation of decommissioning.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Nuclear Facilities, Decommissioning, Radioactive Waste Management, Radioactive Waste Disposal, Research Facilities, Medical, Industrial, Lifetime Management, Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation, Requirements, Safety Measures, Roles and Responsibility, Planning, Strategy Development, Regulatory Control, Implementation, Environment, Graded Approach, Regulatory Bodies, Licensees, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research, Nuclear Material, Financing, Public Involvement, Decommissioning Plan, Shutdown, Radiation Protection, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Termination, Authorization, Safety Assessment, Waste Management

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