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Radioactive waste

Large group of red drums stacked tightly next to one another.
1 May 2017

The Australian Government is planning to build a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) to provide a centralised location for the disposal of Low Level Waste (LLW) and storage of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) generated in Australia.

1 May 2017

Safety Guide for the Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste (2008)

20 June 2017

The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management represents a commitment by participating countries to achieve and maintain a consistently high level of safety in the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste as part of the global safety regime for ensuring the protection of people and the environment.

20 June 2017

Radioactive waste is material that has no foreseeable use and contains radioactive materials with activities or activity concentrations at levels where regulatory oversight is needed to ensure safety. In Australia radioactive waste is generated in a variety of medical, industrial, research and agricultural practices.

Surgeon taking off medical gloves and disposing them into a special container for waste.
20 June 2017

Advice on the safety, management and disposal of radioactive waste.

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