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Document ID (ISN)112249
CIS number 12-0006
ISBN(s) 978-92-0-103010-8
Year 2011
Convention or series no. IAEA Specific Safety Requirements No. SSR-5
Title Disposal of radioactive waste - Specific safety requirements
Bibliographic information International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, 1400 Wien, Austria, 2011. xvi, 62p. 26 ref.
Internet access Disposal_of_radioactive_waste_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Stockage_définitif_des_déchets_radioactifs_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract This safety standard establishes safety requirements relating to the disposal of radioactive waste of all types. It sets out the safety objective and criteria for the protection of persons and the environment against radiation risks arising from disposal facilities for radioactive waste in operation and after closure. In order to meet the criteria, measures may need to be taken in site selection and evaluation and in the design, construction, operation and closure of the disposal facility. The requirements are essential from a safety perspective and failure to meet any of the requirements would require action to be taken.
Descriptors (primary) IAEA; ionizing radiation; disposal of radioactive waste; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) neighbourhood protection; safety guides; limitation of exposure; role of government; legal aspects
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIAEA
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Ionizing radiation