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THE MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS IN NON- NUCLEAR SITES IN THE UK

Objective

TO STUDY THE USE, STORAGE, PRODUCTION AND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL AT NON-NUCLEAR SITES.
UK REGULATORY PROCEDURES FOR NUCLEAR LOCENSED SITES AND THOSE OPERATED BY THE UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY (UKAEA) COMPREHENSIVELY MONITOR THE USE, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AT THESE SITES. THIS STUDY COVERS NON-NUCLEAR SITES, IE UNLICENSED (NON UKAEA) INSTALLATIONS SUCH AS HOSPITALS, LABORATORIES OR INDUSTRIAL PREMISES, WHERE RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES ARE ROUTINELY HANDLED AS AUTHORISED.
A SAMPLE OF SITES WILL BE SELECTED, REPRESENTING CATEGORIES 2-9 AS DEFINED BY THE RADIOCHEMICHALS INSPECTORATE IN THEIR 1986/87 REPORT. A DETAILED STUDY WILL BE MADE INTO THE USE AND STORAGE AS WELL AS THE PRODUCTION AND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AT THE SITES. THE STUDY WILL USE DATA GATHERED ON SITE AND FROM ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN SUPPLY, DISPOSAL AND REGULATION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AT SUCH SITES. COMPUTERIZED INVENTORY METHODS WILL ALSO BE EXAMINED.

1. GATHER INFORMATION FROM ORGANISATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUPPLY, REGULATION AND DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL FROM NON-NUCLEAR SITES AND REPORT ON PRODUCEURES IN THE UK.
2. VISIT REPRESENTATIVE NON-NUCLEAR SITES AND PRODUCE A REPORT PRESENTING OUR FINDINGS AND ASSESSING THE SUCCESS OF THE DATA GATHERING.
3. REVIEW OF THE DATA FROM 3.1 AND 3.2 IDENTIFYING ANY PROBLEMS, INCLUDING EVALUATION OF COMPUTER BASED DATA STORAGE METHODS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Atkins Wootton Jeffreys Consultants Ltd
Address
Woodcote Grove Ashley Road
KT18 5BW Epsom
United Kingdom