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Remediation Strategy and Process for Areas Affected by Past Activities or Events

General Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSG-15
General Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1969 ¦ 978-92-0-136421-0

201 pages ¦ 5 figures ¦ € 62.00 ¦ Date published: 2022

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A variety of past activities and events have resulted in contamination of sites and areas by residual radioactive material. In cases where relevant criteria are exceeded, remediation should be implemented to reduce radiation exposure due to contamination, taking into account other non-radiological hazards as appropriate. Remediation includes any actions applied to the contamination itself (the source) or to the exposure pathways to people. This Safety Guide provides recommendations on the planning and implementation of remediation of sites and areas affected by past activities and events based on a systematic, stepwise approach, taking account of the specific characteristics of a given situation and the prevailing circumstances. The Safety Guide is targeted at regulatory bodies, responsible parties, operating organizations and other parties involved in the remediation of sites or areas and contributing to the recovery process to ensure the protection of people and the environment.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Nuclear Power Plants, Accidents, Environmental Aspects, Radiation, Safety Measures, In Situ Remediation, Radioactive Decontamination, Remediation Strategy, Residual Radioactive Material, Regulatory Bodies, Operating Organizations, Radioactive Material, Governments, National Authorities, Radiation Protection, National Framework, KIND Project, MCDA, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Case Studies, Countries

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