Radioactive Waste Disposal

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Questions in this Category Are in the Following Subcategories:
 
  •  Disposal
  •  Low Level Waste
  •  U.S. High Level Waste Issues (Yucca Mountain)
  •  Mixed Waste
 
  •  Miscellaneous
 
Disposal
 
Q7193   –   Air sampling in rad waste area
Q8231   –   Monitoring for alpha emitters
Q8516   –   Disposal of lead lining
Q9858   –   Disposal of iodine-125 via decay in storage
Q9860   –   Disposal of strontium-85/strontium-82 Generator Waste
Q10119   –   Cremation and I-125 prostate implant seeds
 
Low Level Waste
 
Q10391   –   Siting criteria for an LLW disposal facility
 
U.S. High Level Waste Issues (Yucca Mountain)
 
Q10009   –   Disposal of radioactive waste - vitrification
 
Mixed Waste
 
Q10400   –   When radioactive waste is mixed waste
 
Miscellaneous
 
Q10203   –   Transportation of hazardous materials

The following websites may also be useful:

  External website   Mixed Waste — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  External website   Radiation Cleanup: Technology and Tools – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  External website   Radioactive Waste Disposal – International Atomic Energy Agency
  External website   Radioactive Waste Management: Overview – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  External website   The Impact of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Policy on Biomedical Research in the United States Textbook – The National Academies Press