BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW

Background In September 2011, at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration/Global Threat Reduction Initiative (NNSA/GTRI), the LLW Forum formed the DSWG. The working group, which was comprised of eight Directors of the LLW Forum, solicited input from a broad range of stakeholders at 19 meetings over a 30-month…

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES CONTRIBUTING TO DISUSED SOURCES PROBLEM?

1) Consider alternative technologies for higher activity sources. 2) Improve education and awareness of the life-cycle costs of using sources. 3) Develop programs to increase reuse and recycling of sources in storage. 4) Impose time limits on storage of disused sources. 5) Place restrictions on large inventories held by manufacturers and suppliers. 6) Modify licensing…

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