||Characterization of Contaminated Nuclear Sites, Facilities and Materials: Radioisotope and Radiopharmaceutical Manufacturers and Suppliers.
||Evaluation Research Corp., Oak Ridge, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Radioactive isotopes ;
Radioactive waste disposal ;
Environment protection ;
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing environmental protection standards for evaluating the risks and characterizing problems associated with disposal of radioactive wastes arising from decontamination and decommissioning D&D operations. Information on operations conducted at sites authorized to possess radioactive materials for the production and/or distribution of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals was compiled and evaluated. This information was used to project the types, nature, and volumes of wastes which are likely to be generated during decontamination and decommissioning at representative facilities and identifying special problems that may occur. Radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers have been grouped together because decommissioning operations will be similar. Nuclear pharmacies were also evaluated because of their increasing numbers and their role as middlemen between manufacturers and users of radiopharmaceuticals. The majority of the radioactive waste will arise from the decontamination of the laboratories, rather than the disposal of components.