Waste Classification Scheme
Categorisation of Radioactive Waste
The National Radioactive Waste Classification Scheme (refer to Radioactive Waste Management Policy and Strategy for the Republic of South Africa (DoE, 2005)) establishes the criteria used to define and classify radioactive waste, as well as the generic waste treatment/conditioning requirements and possible disposal/management options.
The Radioactive Waste management Policy and Strategy for the Republic of South Africa, 2005, bases the classification scheme on six waste classes (IAEA GSG-1):
Long lived radionuclide concentrations exceeding limitations for short lived.
(Enhanced Activity): Radioactive waste containing enhanced conetration of NORM.
The Policy allows the following waste management options: regulated disposal, authorized disposal/discharge, authorized re-use/recylcing. regulated reporcessing, regulated storage and clerance.