Disposal Procedures for Radioactive Waste

This session describes how radioactive waste arises in nuclear medicine and how it is disposed of. Routes of disposal for solid and liquid waste are discussed along with the documentation and legal requirements.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe how radioactive waste is produced in nuclear medicine
  3. Define the legal requirements for radioactive waste disposal
  4. Identify the disposal routes for liquid and solid radioactive waste
  5. Apply standard methods for the calculation of waste activity
  6. Discuss the documentation required for the disposal of radioactive waste

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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