Management of very low activity radioactive wastes
The French regulations on very low activity radioactive wastes are unclear, imprecise and occasionally even incoherent: they have been the cause of many dumping "affairs" which have been regarded, rightly or wrongly, as dangerous by the public involved. The recommendations in the Office’s report cover recasting and clarifying the legislation, as well as refurbishing old storage sites, improving public information, controlling the radioactive sources used in industry and medicine, and studying the effects of low doses on human health. On 7 May 1992, in response to the conclusions reached by the Office, the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Industry introduced an initial review of actions already taken with a view to modernising the management of low activity radioactive wastes.
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Radioactive wastes
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Office Parlementaire d´Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)