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Classification of Radioactive Waste

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSG-1
General Safety Guides

English STI/PUB/1419 ¦ 978-92-0-109209-0

48 pages ¦ 2 figures ¦ € 24.00 ¦ Date published: 2009

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This publication is a revision of an earlier Safety Guide of the same title issued in 1994. It recommends revised waste management strategies that reflect changes in practices and approaches since then. It sets out a classification system for the management of waste prior to disposal and for disposal, driven by long term safety considerations. It includes a number of schemes for classifying radioactive waste that can be used to assist with planning overall national approaches to radioactive waste management and to assist with operational management at facilities.

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IAEA Safety Standards, Radioactive Waste Management, Classification Scheme, Waste Classes, Low Level Waste, LLW, High Level Waste, HLW, Intermediate Level Waste, ILW, Exempt Waste, EW, Methods, Evaluation, Security Measures

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