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5.5 Security Management of Disused Radioactive Sources

WINS 27 Mar 2019

This WINS International Best Practice Guide provides an introduction to the end-of-life management of disused sources, including how to maintain an appropriate level of security until their final disposal.

The guide provides an overview of the radioactive source life cycle and of the risks of disused sources. It also describes the international security framework for disused sources and how to plan and manage the security of radioactive sources throughout their entire life cycle.

In addition, the guide provides a process for designing and implementing security measures for disused sources and discusses potential options that organisations might take before resorting to disposal as the final waste management option.

Finally, the guide discusses several potential barriers to achieving disposal of a disused source and some possible solutions.

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5.5 Security Management of Disused Radioactive Sources

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