INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Radioactive Waste Storage, Conditioning and Disposal
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 PROVIDED||Rate Tk|
|1||Radioactive 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 Disposal||20,000.00 per drum|
|d. Transportation cost||Borne by Applying institution|
|2||Leakage / Wipe Test of Radioactive Materials||2000.00 per unit|
|3||Contamination / De contamination related work||5000.00 per unit|
|4||Radiation surveying / monitoring of institutes Using ionizing radiation producing equipment / sources||2000.00 per unit source|
|5||Expert service fee of Scientists|
|a. CSO/ Equivalent||1300.00|
|b. PSO/ Equivalent||1040.00|
|c. SSO / Equivalent||780.00|
|d. SO / Equivalent||650.00|
Contact us :
Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology
Director Tel : 88-02-7701250
AERE Fax : 88-02-7701337, 88-02-7701620
Head : Health Physics and Radioactive Waste Management : 88-02-7789778
For more information on radiation protection in medical diagnostic X ray, radio therapy and Nuclear medicine, The following regulatory Guides may be referred.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 )