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BOSS: Borehole Disposal of Disused Sealed Sources

A Technical Manual


English IAEA-TECDOC-1644 ¦ 978-92-0-101810-6

104 pages ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2011

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The management of disused radioactive sources is the responsibility of individual Member States. Accordingly, interest in technologies to allow the safe, secure and sustainable management of disused sealed radioactive sources is growing. This publication is a technical summary on preparing and planning predisposal and disposal activities with regard to the BOSS (borehole disposal of disused sealed sources) system, a safe, simple and cost effective solution for the management of disused sealed radioactive sources. It advises potential implementers and decision makers on the implementation of BOSS, which is expected to provide Member States with a successful tool to contribute to the safety and security of current and future generations.

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