PMID: 10860107Jun 22, 2000

Radiation protection recommendations as applied to the disposal of long-lived solid radioactive waste. A report of The International Commission on Radiological Protection

Annals of the ICRP

Abstract

(79) Waste, by definition, has no benefit. It should be viewed as one aspect of the beneficial practice that gave rise to it. Furthermore, radioactive waste management should be placed in the context of the management of society's waste in general. (80) A major issue in evaluating the acceptability of a disposal system for long-lived solid radioactive waste is that doses or risks may arise from exposures in the distant future. There is uncertainty surrounding any estimate of these doses or risks due to lack of knowledge about future conditions. Such exposures are treated as potential exposures as their magnitude depends on future processes and conditions that have probabilities associated with them. (81) Nevertheless, the Commission recognises a basic principle that individuals and populations in the future should be afforded at least the same level of protection from the action of disposing of radioactive waste today as is the current generation. This implies use of the current quantitative dose and risk criteria derived from considering associated health detriment. Therefore, protection of future generations should be achieved by applying these dose or risk criteria to the estimated future doses or risks in appropriately defi...Continue Reading

Citations

Aug 30, 2000·Annals of the ICRP
Apr 17, 2002·Journal of Environmental Radioactivity·Z Ould-DadaJ Hunt
May 10, 2001·Academic Radiology·Y HamaS Kusano
Oct 26, 2005·Annals of the ICRP·J Valentin, International Commission on Radiation Protection
Jul 7, 2000·Annals of the ICRP·D J Valentin
Jul 7, 2000·Annals of the ICRP·D J Valentin
Feb 3, 2009·European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging·Leonard M Freeman, Linda B Haramati
Jan 25, 2020·International Journal of Radiation Biology·Bruce W Church, Antone L Brooks

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