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This is the first edition of CSA N292.6, Long-term management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel. This Standard is part of the CSA N292 series of standards on radioactive waste management.
This Standard works in concert with CSA N292.0, General principles for the management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel, which specifies common requirements for the management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel.
Users of this Standard are reminded that the site selection, design, manufacture, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities in Canada are subject to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and its Regulations. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission might impose additional requirements to those specified in this Standard.
The CSA N-Series Standards provide an interlinked set of requirements for the management of nuclear facilities and activities. CSA N286 provides overall direction to management to develop and implement sound management practices and controls, while the other CSA nuclear Standards provide technical requirements and guidance that support the management system. This Standard works in harmony with CSA N286 and does not duplicate the generic requirements of CSA N286; however, it might provide more specific direction for those requirements.
This Standard was prepared by the Subcommittee on Long-term Management of Radioactive Waste and Irradiated Fuel, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Radioactive Waste Management and the Strategic Steering Committee on Nuclear Standards, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
This Standard addresses safe management of radioactive waste and irradiated fuel associated with
a) long-term storage; and
This Standard does not define requirements for disposal.
Note: Annex A gives information on disposal. This Annex is included for guidance only.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
In this Standard, shall be considered or shall consider means that the user evaluates the impact and documents any decisions.
Note: The decision might be to take no action or to create or modify operating procedures or design features.