Presentation on theme: "National Statement Country II. Current Status of the Country 1. Nuclear power stations are not planned in the county. 2. Widespread of SRS for industrial."— Presentation transcript:
Current Status of the Country 1. Nuclear power stations are not planned in the county. 2. Widespread of SRS for industrial applications & radioisotopes are used in health services. 3. Small RR is in operation. 4. No regulatory authority (Only radiation protection division within the Ministry of Health). 5. No existing regulations regarding RWM. Desired Endpoints 1. Decommissioning of the small RR. 2. Establishment of Disposal facility for the SNF/RWM.
Necessity to develop the National Policy & Strategy Recommendations for improvement of the current status 1. Establishment of RWM (4 years) Collecting raw waste. In-term storage facility for RW. Inventory of Sealed Sources (in-use/orphan) Decommissioning of the small RR. Management of the SNF & generated radioactive waste of the decommissioning.
Necessity to develop the National Policy & Strategy Recommendations for improvement of the current status 2. Relevant regulatory body (3 years) Setting radiological & nuclear regulations and legislations in line with the IAEA standard. Licensing life-cycle facilities/activities.
Suggestions for the Policy statement of RWM & DSRS Recommendations for improvement of the current status 3. Replacement of the RR by a larger one (5 years) Facility for generating radioisotopes. Facility for irradiation services (medical & industrial appl.).
Recommended Policy for the Country 1.Allocation of responsibilities of stakeholders & private sectors. 2.The government will establish institutional RWM and Regulatory frameworks (licensing of RWM activities, appointing the regulatory body to enforce legislations & regulations). 3.The government will strengthen resources (Human, technical & financial support). 4.The government will assure repatriation of SNF (of the small RR) & DSRS to the country of origin, in addition to control the import& export of SRS. 5.Generators should ensure that the RW complies with the WAC & make every effort to minimize/recycle the waste generated. 6.Generators should provide the adequate shared funding. 7.Operators of RWF: will be responsible for the management of predisposal and disposal of SNF/RWM/DSRS & orphan in compliance with IAEA standards and recommendations. 8.Operators' activities should be conducted in a transparent manner to assure public acceptance on the RR/SNF/RWM/NORM.
Recommended Strategy for the Country The waste management organization (WMO) and the regulatory body’s activities will be implemented according to long term strategic plan and annual implementation plan, subject to the government approval and will develop an inventory of the existing waste as well as legacy waste & future generated waste. The WMO will establish a waste categorization scheme as national basis radioactive waste inventory in cooperation with regulatory body, WMO will create and maintain a database of radioactive waste generators, establish and operate a system for the collection, characterization, transport, storage and dispose of. The WMO will give annual report activities, the amount and types of radioactive waste to the government.
Justifications of Recommendations 1. Establishment of RWM : To handle, condition and dispose of the RW/SNF/DSRS in a safe manner that can ensure protection to the environment and the public. 2. Relevant regulatory body: To control minimizing generated wastes and assure that the RWM activities do comply with the international IAEA standard. 3. Replacement of the small RR To enhance the production of radioisotopes and expand the activities of the RR to include irradiation services for medical & industrial applications.
Consultants and Advisers Recommendations 1.No site selection for disposal of RW or DSRS 2.Cradle to grave approach for the RWM. 3.Timeframe for the policy to comply with the politics and international development /circumstances.