This is the first edition of CSA N292.3, Management of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.
This Standard specifies requirements for the management of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste in solid, liquid, or gaseous states.
This Standard applies to organizations and facilities that generate, possess, manage, and transport lowand intermediate-level radioactive waste, including power reactors, research institutes, laboratories, and industrial facilities.
This Standard applies to facilities of all sizes (i.e., from storage cupboards to large purpose-built sites dedicated to the management of radioactive waste).
The following types of radioactive waste are not addressed in this Standard:
(a) irradiated nuclear fuel;
(b) naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM);
(c) technologically enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM);
(d) uranium mine and mill tailings; and
(e) exempt waste (see Clause 3).
In CSA Standards, 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; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability.
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.