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Quality Assurance for Radioactive Waste Packages

Technical Reports Series No. 376

English STI/DOC/010/376 ¦ 92-0-100695-0

68 pages ¦ 3 figures ¦ € 20.50 ¦ Date published: 1995


This publication describes requirements for and provides guidance (mostly gained by waste management agencies in the European Union and the USA) on quality assurance in the field of radioactive waste conditioning, from both the technological and regulatory points of view. It provides a logical basis for the application of quality assurance to the waste conditioning process, including container manufacture, waste immobilization and packaging, and to interrelated interim storage, transportation and disposal processes, with the purpose of ensuring the level of confidence required by the organizations concerned.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. General principles of quality assurance in radioactive waste management; 3. Quality assurance programme considerations; 4. Management; 5. Performance; 6. Assessment; 7. Conclusions; Appendix I: Selective application and the graded approach; Appendix II: Important parameters of waste packages; Appendix III: Process control quality plan.

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