The Implications of New Legislation on NORM-Generating Industries

  • David Read
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This paper provides a brief overview of industrial NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) sources and attempts to place the volumes and activities generated in context by comparison to nuclear arisings. Greater regulatory scrutiny and new legislation has the potential to substantially increase the costs of treatment and disposal. It is argued that waste management strategies for both nuclear and NORM wastes should be based on the hazards the materials pose rather than origin and that some Public provision could be made to ensure the continued competitiveness of NORM-affected industries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Read
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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