DS526 - National Policies and Strategies for the Safety of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation
Status: STEP 4
Beteiligte IAEO-Komitees: WASSC, RASSC, NUSSC, NSGC
Specific Safety Guide
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|STEP 8||Kommentare der Mitgliedsstaaten
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|STEP 7||Kommentare der SSCs||IAEO-Zusammenfassung nach STEP 7|
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Document Preparation Profile "DPP"
The objective of this Safety Guide is to provide integrated, comprehensive recommendations on developing, revising and implementing newly developed and revised national policies and strategies for the safe management of all types of radioactive waste and spent fuel and radioactive residues (such as residues containing naturally occurring radioactive material, NORM) and for the safe decommissioning of facilities and activities, and for remediation of sites and other areas contaminated by radioactive substances.
Given that appropriate national policies and strategies are needed to address existing and new facilities and activities, to address existing legacy situations and to prevent the creation of future legacy situations, there is a clear need for comprehensive, integrated guidance on approaches to their development and implementation.
Although there are many requirements on national policies and strategies on radioactive waste and spent fuel management, decommissioning and remediation in the IAEA Safety Requirements, the existent supporting guidance is not comprehensive or well-integrated and does not fulfil Member States requests for how to establish and implement national policies and strategies.
A new Safety Guide on this topic will provide valuable, sought-after support to the IAEA Member States and the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention on establishing and implementing national policies and strategies for the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, including radioactive waste generated in a nuclear or radiological emergency, decommissioning and remediation – guidance that does not presently exist.
The Safety Guide will address:
- National policies and strategies for safe management of radioactive waste and spent fuel and residues, including NORM residues, arising from activities and facility operations, decommissioning and remediation.
- All steps in the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel and residues, including characterization and classification, minimization of generation, clearance, predisposal management and disposal.
- National policies and strategies for decommissioning of facilities.
- National policies and strategies for remediation of sites and other areas contaminated by radioactive substances.