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Sealed radiation sources are widely used in industry, medicine and research. All Member States of the European Union have been using sealed sources for many decades. Although most member states have laid down a regulatory framework to control sealed sources, there are still a number of uncertainties concerning management of historical Ra-226 alpha sources, and the possibility of retrieving non-registered sources, which may both represent high radiological risks for the population. In addition, management schemes and practises currently implemented in Member states may be somewhat conflicting and create problems for storage and disposal.

The general aim of the current study was to propose improved management schemes for disused sealed radioactive sources in the European Union, with the view to approximating policies of the Member States in this particular area. .

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Authors: Safeguard International Ltd,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18186 EN, (2000), 145pp.
Availability: Available from EUR-OP sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 2-828-8761-8
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