Guide for Classification of Radioactive Waste (2020)
This Guide for Classification of Radioactive Waste (2020) sets out non-prescriptive, best-practice guidance for classifying radioactive waste, with primary focus on long term safety after disposal. The classification scheme supports implementation of the safety requirements outlined in the Code for Disposal Facilities for Solid Radioactive Waste, RPS C-3 (ARPANSA 2018).
The Guide provides guidance on the definition of different classes of waste and identifies the conceptual boundaries between the different classes. It is intended to assist the development and implementation of appropriate waste management strategies and to facilitate communication and information exchange within and among jurisdictions, as well as internationally.
This publication supersedes the Radiation Protection Series (RPS) No. 20 Safety Guide for Classification of Radioactive Waste (2010).