Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

regulation of low-level waste management

Analysis of foreign practices for the safe management regulation of waste containing very low active manmade radionuclides (review)

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №4 Pages: 971-976
Heading: Тhematic supplement Article type: Review
Authors: Barchukov V.G., Kochetkov О.А., Kuznetsova L.I., Maksimov A.A.
Organization: State Research Center— Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of Federal Medical Biological Agency

Today, wastes that have specific activities lower than those assigned to solid radioactive waste, but higher than levels permitted for unrestricted use are enclosed in a legal vacuum. This fact necessitates searching for legislative and regulatory solutions. In order to find the most acceptable solution, this review examines the practice of solving similar problems in countries with developed nuclear energy. Recommendations of international organizations on the development of a safe management system of such waste are reviewed as well. Based on the information presented in this review, the allocation of this waste category including the establishment of legislative and regulatory requirements for its safe management seems the most logical and taking into account the current practice of waste management in Russia.

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