Policy and Strategies for Environmental Remediation

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-G-3.1

Subject Classification: 1300-Environment

English STI/PUB/1658; (ISBN:978-92-0-103314-7); 32 pp.; 0 figures; € 20.00; Date Published: 2015

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To assure the safe, technically optimal and cost effective management of remediation situations, appropriate policies and strategies are required. This publication describes the goals, time scales, efforts necessary for implementation, cost allocation and the different interests of concerned parties with regard to environmental remediation works. It clarifies the differences between a policy and a strategy, and provides advice to Member States on the typical composition and formulation of such documents. Along with previously published IAEA safety publications on environmental remediation, this publication will help national authorities to recognize the necessity for including environmental remediation as a required component in the planning and execution of nuclear related initiatives. Recent events have shown that the existence of an established policy and strategies on environmental remediation prior to nuclear and/or radiological accidents can be of fundamental importance, as it will among other things facilitate the dialogue to be established with affected parties.

IAEA Nuclear Energy, Environment, Hazardous Waste Site Remediation, Radioactive Waste Sites, Radioactive Decontamination, Radioactive Pollution, Environmental Remediation, Legal Aspects, Reactor Accidents, Radiation Accidents, International Agreements, Policy, Decommissioning, Public Information

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