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PART 3Tables

Table 1

NORM waste concentrations and maximum disposal quantities

Radionuclide

NORM concentration

(Bq/g)

NORM total activity for landfill

(GBq/year)

NORM total activity for incineration

(MBq/year)

U-238sec550100
U-238+550100
U-234550100
Th-230550100
Ra-226+550100
Pb-210+1001000100
Po-2101001000100
U-235sec550100
U-235+550100
Pa-231550100
Ac-227+550100
Th-232sec550100
Th-232550100
Ra-228+550100
Th-228+550100

The summation rule in respect of column 2 of Table 1 is the sum of the quotients A/B where—

(a)“A” means the concentration of each radionuclide listed in column 1 of Table 1 that is present in the radioactive waste; and

(b)“B” means the concentration of that radionuclide specified in column 2 of Table 1.

The summation rule in respect of columns 3 and 4 of Table 1 is the sum of the quotients C/D where—

(a)“C” means the quantity of each radionuclide listed in column 1 of Table 1 that is present in the radioactive waste; and

(b)“D” means the quantity of that radionuclide specified in column 3 or 4 (as appropriate) of Table 1.

Table 2

Table of radionuclide activity values

Radionuclide

Activity Concentration

(kilobecquerels per kilogram(1))

Activity (becquerels)
(1)

Potassium salts in quantities less than 1000kg are exempted.

(2)

National Radiological Protection Board, Didcot (United Kingdom) 1999.

H-31 × 1061 × 109
Be-71 × 1031 × 107
C-141 × 1041 × 107
O-151 × 1021 × 109
F-181 × 1011 × 106
Na-221 × 1011 × 106
Na-241 × 1011 × 105
Si-311 × 1031 × 106
P-321 × 1031 × 105
P-331 × 1051 × 108
S-351 × 1051 × 108
Cl-361 × 1041 × 106
Cl-381 × 1011 × 105
Ar-371 × 1061 × 108
Ar-411 × 1021 × 109
K-40(1)1 × 1021 × 106
K-421 × 1021 × 106
K-431 × 1011 × 106
Ca-451 × 1041 × 107
Ca-471 × 1011 × 106
Sc-461 × 1011 × 106
Sc-471 × 1021 × 106
Sc-481 × 1011 × 105
V-481 × 1011 × 105
Cr-511 × 1031 × 107
Mn-511 × 1011 × 105
Mn-521 × 1011 × 105
Mn-52m1 × 1011 × 105
Mn-531 × 1041 × 109
Mn-541 × 1011 × 106
Mn-561 × 1011 × 105
Fe-521 × 1011 × 106
Fe-551 × 1041 × 106
Fe-591 × 1011 × 106
Co-551 × 1011 × 106
Co-561 × 1011 × 105
Co-571 × 1021 × 106
Co-581 × 1011 × 106
Co-58m1 × 1041 × 107
Co-601 × 1011 × 105
Co-60m1 × 1031 × 106
Co-611 × 1021 × 106
Co-62m1 × 1011 × 105
Ni-591 × 1041 × 108
Ni-631 × 1051 × 108
Ni-651 × 1011 × 106
Cu-641 × 1021 × 106
Zn-651 × 1011 × 106
Zn-691 × 1041 × 106
Zn-69m1 × 1021 × 106
Ga-721 × 1011 × 105
Ge-711 × 1041 × 108
As-731 × 1031 × 107
As-741 × 1011 × 106
As-761 × 1021 × 105
As-771 × 1031 × 106
Se-751 × 1021 × 106
Br-821 × 1011 × 106
Kr-741 × 1021 × 109
Kr-761 × 1021 × 109
Kr-771 × 1021 × 109
Kr-791 × 1031 × 105
Kr-811 × 1041 × 107
Kr-83m1 × 1051 × 1012
Kr-851 × 1051 × 104
Kr-85m1 × 1031 × 1010
Kr-871 × 1021 × 109
Kr-881 × 1021 × 109
Rb-861 × 1021 × 105
Sr-851 × 1021 × 106
Sr-85m1 × 1021 × 107
Sr-87m1 × 1021 × 106
Sr-891 × 1031 × 106
Sr-90+1 × 1021 × 104
Sr-911 × 1011 × 105
Sr-921 × 1011 × 106
Y-901 × 1031 × 105
Y-911 × 1031 × 106
Y-91m1 × 1021 × 106
Y-921 × 1021 × 105
Y-931 × 1021 × 105
Zr-93+1 × 1031 × 107
Zr-951 × 1011 × 106
Zr-97+1 × 1011 × 105
Nb-93m1 × 1041 × 107
Nb-941 × 1011 × 106
Nb-951 × 1011 × 106
Nb-971 × 1011 × 106
Nb-981 × 1011 × 105
Mo-901 × 1011 × 106
Mo-931 × 1031 × 108
Mo-991 × 1021 × 106
Mo-1011 × 1011 × 106
Tc-961 × 1011 × 106
Tc-96m1 × 1031 × 107
Tc-971 × 1031 × 108
Tc-97m1 × 1031 × 107
Tc-991 × 1041 × 107
Tc-99m1 × 1021 × 107
Ru-971 × 1021 × 107
Ru-1031 × 1021 × 106
Ru-1051 × 1011 × 106
Ru-106+1 × 1021 × 105
Rh-103m1 × 1041 × 108
Rh-1051 × 1021 × 107
Pd-1031 × 1031 × 108
Pd-1091 × 1031 × 106
Ag-1051 × 1021 × 106
Ag-108m1 × 1011 × 106
Ag-110m1 × 1011 × 106
Ag-1111 × 1031 × 106
Cd-1091 × 1041 × 106
Cd-1151 × 1021 × 106
Cd-115m1 × 1031 × 106
In-1111 × 1021 × 106
In-113m1 × 1021 × 106
In-114m1 × 1021 × 106
In-115m1 × 1021 × 106
Sn-1131 × 1031 × 107
Sn-1251 × 1021 × 105
Sb-1221 × 1021 × 104
Sb-1241 × 1011 × 106
Sb-1251 × 1021 × 106
Te-123m1 × 1021 × 107
Te-125m1 × 1031 × 107
Te-1271 × 1031 × 106
Te-127m1 × 1031 × 107
Te-1291 × 1021 × 106
Te-129m1 × 1031 × 106
Te-1311 × 1021 × 105
Te-131m1 × 1011 × 106
Te-1321 × 1021 × 107
Te-1331 × 1011 × 105
Te-133m1 × 1011 × 105
Te-1341 × 1011 × 106
I-1231 × 1021 × 107
I-1251 × 1031 × 106
I-1261 × 1021 × 106
I-1291 × 1021 × 105
I-1301 × 1011 × 106
I-1311 × 1021 × 106
I-1321 × 1011 × 105
I-1331 × 1011 × 106
I-1341 × 1011 × 105
I-1351 × 1011 × 106
Xe-131+1 × 1041 × 104
Xe-1331 × 1031 × 104
Xe-1351 × 1031 × 1010
Cs-1291 × 1021 × 105
Cs-1311 × 1031 × 106
Cs-1321 × 1011 × 105
Cs-134+1 × 1031 × 105
Cs-1341 × 1011 × 104
Cs-1351 × 1041 × 107
Cs-1361 × 1011 × 105
Cs-137+1 × 1011 × 104
Cs-1381 × 1011 × 104
Ba-1311 × 1021 × 106
Ba-140+1 × 1011 × 105
La-1401 × 1011 × 105
Ce-1391 × 1021 × 106
Ce-1411 × 1021 × 107
Ce-1431 × 1021 × 106
Ce-144+1 × 1021 × 105
Pr-1421 × 1021 × 105
Pr-1431 × 1041 × 106
Nd-1471 × 1021 × 106
Nd-1491 × 1021 × 106
Pm-1471 × 1041 × 107
Pm-1491 × 1031 × 106
Sm-1511 × 1041 × 108
Sm-1531 × 1021 × 106
Eu-1521 × 1011 × 106
Eu-152m1 × 1021 × 106
Eu-1541 × 1011 × 106
Eu-1551 × 1021 × 107
Gd-1531 × 1021 × 107
Gd-1591 × 1031 × 106
Tb-1601 × 1011 × 106
Dy-1651 × 1031 × 106
Dy-1661 × 1031 × 106
Ho-1661 × 1031 × 105
Er-1691 × 1041 × 107
Er-1711 × 1021 × 106
Tm-1701 × 1031 × 106
Tm-1711 × 1041 × 108
Yb-1751 × 1031 × 107
Lu-1771 × 1031 × 107
Hf-1811 × 1011 × 106
Ta-1821 × 1011 × 104
W-1811 × 1031 × 107
W-1851 × 1041 × 107
W-1871 × 1021 × 106
Re-1861 × 1031 × 106
Re-1881 × 1021 × 105
Os-1851 × 1011 × 106
Os-1911 × 1021 × 107
Os-191m1 × 1031 × 107
Os-1931 × 1021 × 106
Ir-1901 × 1011 × 106
Ir-1921 × 1011 × 104
Pt-1911 × 1021 × 106
Pt-193m1 × 1031 × 107
Pt-1971 × 1031 × 106
Pt-197m1 × 1021 × 106
Au-1981 × 1021 × 106
Au-1991 × 1021 × 106
Hg-1971 × 1021 × 107
Hg-197m1 × 1021 × 106
Hg-2031 × 1021 × 105
Tl-2001 × 1011 × 106
Tl-2011 × 1021 × 106
Tl-2021 × 1021 × 106
Tl-2041 × 1041 × 104
Pb-2031 × 1021 × 106
Pb-210+1 × 1011 × 104
Pb-212+1 × 1011 × 105
Bi-2061 × 1011 × 105
Bi-2071 × 1011 × 106
Bi-2101 × 1031 × 106
Bi-212+1 × 1011 × 105
Po-2031 × 1011 × 106
Po-2051 × 1011 × 106
Po-2071 × 1011 × 106
Po-2101 × 1011 × 104
At-2111 × 1031 × 107
Rn-220+1 × 1041 × 107
Rn-222+1 × 1011 × 108
Ra-223+1 × 1021 × 105
Ra-224+1 × 1011 × 101
Ra-2251 × 1021 × 105
Ra-226+1 × 1011 × 104
Ra-2271 × 1021 × 106
Ra-228+1 × 1011 × 105
Ac-2281 × 1011 × 106
Th-226+1 × 1031 × 107
Th-2271 × 1011 × 104
Th-228+1 × 1001 × 104
Th-229+1 × 1001 × 103
Th-2301 × 1001 × 101
Th-2311 × 1031 × 107
Th-234+1 × 1031 × 105
Pa-2301 × 1011 × 106
Pa-2311 × 1001 × 103
Pa-2331 × 1021 × 107
U-2301 × 1011 × 105
U-2311 × 1021 × 107
U-232+1 × 1001 × 103
U-2331 × 1011 × 104
U-2341 × 1011 × 104
U-235+1 × 1011 × 104
U-2361 × 1011 × 104
U-2371 × 1021 × 106
U-238+1 × 1011 × 104
U-2391 × 1021 × 106
U-2401 × 1031 × 107
U-240+1 × 1011 × 106
Np-237+1 × 1001 × 103
Np-2391 × 1021 × 107
Np-2401 × 1011 × 106
Pu-2341 × 1021 × 107
Pu-2351 × 1021 × 107
Pu-2361 × 1011 × 104
Pu-2371 × 1031 × 107
Pu-2381 × 1001 × 104
Pu-2391 × 1001 × 104
Pu-2401 × 1001 × 103
Pu-2411 × 1021 × 105
Pu-2421 × 1001 × 104
Pu-2431 × 1031 × 107
Pu-2441 × 1001 × 104
Am-2411 × 1001 × 104
Am-2421 × 1031 × 106
Am-242m+1 × 1001 × 104
Am-243+1 × 1001 × 103
Cm-2421 × 1021 × 105
Cm-2431 × 1001 × 104
Cm-2441 × 1011 × 104
Cm-2451 × 1001 × 103
Cm-2461 × 1001 × 103
Cm-2471 × 1001 × 104
Cm-2481 × 1001 × 103
Bk-2491 × 1031 × 106
Cf-2461 × 1031 × 106
Cf-2481 × 1011 × 104
Cf-2491 × 1001 × 103
Cf-2501 × 1011 × 104
Cf-2511 × 1001 × 103
Cf-2521 × 1011 × 104
Cf-2531 × 1021 × 105
Cf-2541 × 1001 × 103
Es-2531 × 1021 × 105
Es-2541 × 1011 × 104
Es-254m1 × 1021 × 106
Fm-2541 × 1041 × 107
Fm-2551 × 1031 × 106
Any other radionuclide that is—103, or the quantity given in respect of that radionuclide in the Health Protection Agency’s publication “Exempt Concentrations and Quantities for Radionuclides not included in the European Basic Safety Standards Directive”(2).1, or the concentration given in respect of that radionuclide in the document referenced in column 2.
(a)

not of natural terrestrial cosmic origin; or

(b)

listed in Table 1 of schedule 8.

The summation rule in respect of column 2 of Table 2 is the sum of the quotients A/B where—

(a)“A” means the concentration of each radionuclide listed in column 1 of Table 2 that is present in the radioactive material or radioactive waste; and

(b)“B” means the concentration of that radionuclide specified in column 2 of Table 2.

The summation rule in respect of column 3 of Table 2 is the sum of the quotients C/D where—

(a)“C” means the quantity of each radionuclide listed in column 1 of Table 2 that is present in the radioactive material or radioactive waste; and

(b)“D” means the quantity of that radionuclide specified in column 3 of Table 2.

+Parent radionuclides, and their progeny whose dose contributions are taken into account in the dose calculation (thus requiring only the exemption level of the parent radionuclide to be considered), are listed in the following:

Parent radionuclideProgeny
Sr-90Y-90
Zr-93Nb-93m
Zr-97Nb-97
Ru-106Rh-106
Ag-108mAg-108
Cs-137Ba-137m
Ba-140La-140
Ce-144Pr-144
Pb-210Bi-210, Po-210
Pb-212Bi-212, Tl-208 (0.36), Po-212 (0.64)
Bi-212Tl-208 (0.36), Po-212 (0.64)
Rn-220Po-216
Rn-222Po-218, Pb-214, Bi-214, Po-214
Ra-223Rn-219, Po-215, Pb-211, Bi-211, Tl-207
Ra-224Rn-220, Po-216, Pb-212, Bi-212, Tl-208 (0.36), Po-212 (0.64)
Ra-226Rn-222, Po-218, Pb-214, Bi-214, Po-214, Pb-210, Bi-210, Po-210
Ra-228Ac-228
Th-226Ra-222, Rn-218, Po-214
Th-228Ra-224, Rn-220, Po-216, Pb-212, Bi-212, Tl-208 (0.36), Po-212 (0.64)
Th-229Ra-225, Ac-225, Fr-221, At-217, Bi-213, Po-213, Pb-209
Th-234Pa-234 m
U-230Th-226, Ra-222, Rn-218, Po-214
U-232Th-228, Ra-224, Rn-220, Po-216, Pb-212, Bi-212, Tl-208 (0.36), Po-212 (0.64)
U-235Th-231
U-238Th-234, Pa-234m
U-240Np-240 m
Np237Pa-233
Am-242mAm-242
Am-243Np-239

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