Radiation Protection Series C-3

Code for Disposal Facilities for Solid Radioactive Waste (2018)

This code describes the objectives for protection of human health and of the environment, drawing upon international best practice in relation to radiation protection and radioactive waste safety. The safety case and supporting safety assessment provide the basis for demonstration of safety and for authorisation. They will evolve with the development of the disposal facility, and will assist and guide decisions on its siting, design, operation and closure.

This publication, together with the Planned Exposure Code (RPS C-1, ARPANSA 2016), supersedes the Radiation Health Series (RHS) No. 35 Code of practice for the near-surface disposal of radioactive waste in Australia (1992) (NHMRC 1992).

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Public consultation

The draft code was released for public consultation from 21 December 2017 to 2 March 2018:

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