A radioactive waste management program was developed for a large university and medical research complex to contain costs and to reduce the impact of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act.
The program takes advantage of decay-in-storage, incineration, special packaging techniques, and increased training and awareness.
A series of metrics are presented to evaluate the effectiveness of the radioactive waste management program.
Through the use of this prograin the amount of waste disposed of at commercial burial sites decreased from 98% to 1.61% of the waste generated.
At the same time the volume of waste generated per laboratory declined by almost 45%, from 0.35 m3 (12.31 ft3) to 0.19 m3 (6.80 ft3).
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestion déchet, Accumulation, Conception programme, Incinération, Biophysique, Université, Recherche, Produit radioisotopique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Waste management, Accumulation, Program design, Incineration, Biophysics, University, Research, Radiopharmaceuticals
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0611573
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.