INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Radioactive Waste Storage, Conditioning and Disposal


Background

Radioactive sources ( radioactivity obtained by man made materials ) are used worldwide in medicine, industry and research for a wide range of applications. At the end of their useful life usually 5-15 years the radioactive sources are termed as "spent" or "used up". Most of these waste (spent sources ) are to some extent radioactive.

They are thus potential sources of radiological impact; both radiation workers and members of the public who may be exposed if the spent sources are released into the environment.

Radioactive waste may occur in any of the 3 physical forms solid, liquid and gas. Storage nd disposal methods will vary according to the form of the waste, the radio nuclides present ( i.e the half life), their concentration and radio toxicity.

AERE has a Central Waste Processing and Storage Facility, where user from the commerce and industry can ask AERE to provide the service of indefinite storage . This is again done at a cost . the cost of storage space and others. The rate is given in the list below.

SERVICE PROVIDEDRate Tk
1Radioactive materials, nuclear materials For waste disposal
a. Storage for 50 years 2,67,258.50 / m3
b. Conditioning: SS drum, Cementation Stone and gravel 15000.00 per drum
c. Final Disposal20,000.00 per drum
d. Transportation costBorne by Applying institution
2Leakage / Wipe Test of Radioactive Materials2000.00 per unit
3Contamination / De contamination related work5000.00 per unit
4Radiation surveying / monitoring of institutes Using ionizing radiation producing equipment / sources 2000.00 per unit source
5Expert service fee of Scientists
a. CSO/ Equivalent1300.00
b. PSO/ Equivalent1040.00
c. SSO / Equivalent 780.00
d. SO / Equivalent 650.00
e. Others 375.00

Contact us :
Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology
Director Tel : 88-02-7701250
AERE Fax : 88-02-7701337, 88-02-7701620
or
Head : Health Physics and Radioactive Waste Management : 88-02-7789778


REFERENCE:

For more information on radiation protection in medical diagnostic X ray, radio therapy and Nuclear medicine, The following regulatory Guides may be referred.

  1. Regulatory guide on Radiation protection in Medical Diagnostic X Ray . Jointly Sponsored by Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and WHO. Regulatory Guide Series No NSRC-XR-G-01. ISBN 984-32-0671-1
  2. Regulatory Guide on Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine. Jointly Sponsored by Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and WHO. Regulatory Guide Series No NSRC-NM-G-01. ISBN 984-32-0659-2.
  3. Regulatory guide on Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy. Jointly Sponsored by Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and WHO. Regulatory Guide Series No NSRC-RT-G-01. ISBN 984-32-0658-4

The above guides may be had from Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control Division (NSRC), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka 4, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka. ( near Bangla Academy )



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