Management of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste
|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
This Standard provides requirements specific to the management of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste in solid, liquid, or gaseous states.
Note: The general requirements of radioactive waste management and classification are provided in CSA N292.0.
This Standard applies to waste organizations and facilities, including nuclear power reactors, research institutes, medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and industrial facilities that generate, possess, manage, and transport low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste throughout the life-cycle up to the point of disposal.
Note: Waste organizations may refer to; waste generators, waste receivers, waste brokers, waste carriers, and waste processors.
The following types of radioactive waste are not addressed in this Standard:
a) high-level radioactive waste (including irradiated nuclear fuel);
b) naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM);
c) technologically enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM); and
d) uranium mine and mill tailings.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.