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Radioactive waste

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15 June 2017

We participate in the development of international risk assessments and standards, and work with regulators in other countries to stay up-to-date on international best practice.

15 June 2017

A guide to how a potential National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) licence application will be considered.

15 June 2017

We are the independent regulator of Commonwealth entities that use or produce radiation; this includes any Commonwealth organisation involved in radioactive waste management.

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15 June 2017

Radioactive waste is stored in various locations all over Australia and it is principally transported by road or rail.

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14 June 2017

The safety case is the collection of scientific, technical and administrative information about the safety of a facility for storage or disposal of radioactive waste.

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14 June 2017

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.

1 May 2017

This Safety Guide is intended to promote a nationally consistent approach to monitoring, assessing and recording occupational exposures to radiation for mining and mineral processing operations.

1 May 2017

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.

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