In Australia, radioactive waste is generated from a variety of practices in medicine, industry and research. The radioactive substances in the waste may be of natural origin or may be artificially generated.
The Code establishes requirements for radiation protection in mining and mineral processing industries and for protection of human health and the environment from the effects of radioactive waste from mining and mineral processing.
ARPANSA respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their cultures, and to Elders past and present.