Q. Where does radioactive waste come from?
South Africa radioactive waste has been produced or is still being produced by
NECSA’s nuclear fuel production facilities: i.e.
and fuel fabrication plants that produced radioactive wastes until 1997, at
which time the last of these facilities were decommissioned.
waste is produced as a result of the decommissioning of these facilities.
Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power plant produces spent fuel and
operational radioactive waste.
Naturally occurring radioactive waste materials (NORM) are produced by
various facilities in the mining and minerals processing industry.
Radioactive wastes are produced from various applications of radioactive materials
in industry and the medical sector.