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ARPANSA releases advisory note on public health considerations for disposal of radioactive waste

15 June 2022

ARPANSA has released an advisory note on the public health considerations for disposal of radioactive waste. 

The advisory note informs how health and wellbeing will be considered as part of licence applications such as those relating to the government’s proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. 

A draft of the advisory note was put to public consultation in December 2021.  

‘This advisory note establishes an inclusive approach to community engagement when assessing potential impacts on health and well-being,’ said Dr Rick Tinker, Acting Chief Radiation Health Scientist at ARPANSA.

‘We have taken into consideration all feedback received during the consultation process.’

The development of the advisory note forms part of ARPANSA’s preparations in anticipation of receiving a siting licence application in the coming years.

Read more on our website: Advisory Note: Consultation and engagement on public health: considerations for siting, construction and operation of a radioactive waste disposal facility | ARPANSA