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Radiation Tidbits - Radioactive wastes

Written by: Yeung Siu-wai

  1. What is radioactive waste?

    Radioactive waste refers to any material that contains or is contaminated by radionuclides with activities greater than the regulatory limit, and is not expected to be usable any more. Radioactive waste must be specially treated or handled to prevent any harm to the environment and human body. Just like dealing with radioactive materials, all radioactive wastes should be labeled with a radiation warning sign.

A warning label for radioactive material

A warning label for radioactive material




  1. Where does the radioactive waste come from and how is it classified?

     

  2. How to deal with the radioactive wastes?

     

  3. How does the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government deal with the low-level radioactive wastes?

     

  4. Does the Observatory produce radioactive wastes in the daily routine work?

     

  5. What radioactive wastes will be produced in the routine operation of a nuclear power plant?

     

  6. How does the nuclear power station handle radioactive wastes?

     

  7. How does the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government deal with the radioactive wastes occurred during nuclear emergencies?

     



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Last revision date: <19 Dec 2012>