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Establishing the Safety Infrastructure

Safety Package Module 6: Safety of Radioactive Waste, Spent Fuel and Decommissioning

This module provides support for implementation of the actions related to:

  • The policy and strategy options and decisions required relative to defining a long term strategy for radioactive waste management (including waste disposal)
  • Spent fuel management and decommissioning

Related SSG-16 Actions: 122 – 132


Safety Standards

Tutorial Material

Workshops and/or Expert Missions

  • Options for Radioactive Waste Management, Spent Fuel and Decommissioning Policies and strategies for Radioactive Waste Management
  • Legal, Institutional and Regulatory Infrastructure for Radioactive Waste Management
  • Waste Arising and Waste Classification
  • Management of Radioactive Waste Prior to Disposal
  • Management of Low and Intermediate Level Waste Prior to Disposal
  • Management of High Level Waste Prior to Disposal
  • Regulatory Control of Radioactive Discharges to the Environment and methods for Assessing Dose from Discharges
  • Off-site Transport, On-site Handling and Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste
  • Storage of Radioactive Waste and Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
  • Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Principles, Criteria and options for Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Requirements for Near Service disposal of Low and Intermediate Level Waste
  • Requirements for Geological Disposal of High Level and Long-lived Waste
  • Safety Case and Safety Assessment of Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
  • Remediation of Contaminated Sites

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