Canada: experience of radioactive waste (RAW) management and contaminated site cleanup

J. M. MIL L E R and P. C. F. W O N G, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) Nuclear Laboratories, Canada

DOI: 10.1533/9780857097446.2.612

Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the policy and regulatory frameworks for radioactive waste in Canada. The chapter then discusses the strategies and long-term management approaches for various classes of radioactive waste generated from selected nuclear sectors, such as nuclear power generation, nuclear research, fuel fabrication, uranium mining, milling, refining and conversion, and radioisotope production and use. Lastly, the chapter provides examples of contaminated site cleanup and decommissioning projects, as well as lessons learned from implementing these projects.

Key words: policy and regulatory frameworks for radioactive waste, contaminated site cleanup, decommissioning, radioactive waste.

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