Radiological Disaster Debris Self-Assessment Questionnaire – Phase 1

The Radiation Task Force within the ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee has developed a Radiological Disaster Debris Self-Assessment Questionnaire to assist State and Territorial (State) agencies in determining the level of preparedness for late phase radiological disaster debris management. The questionnaire is intended to be used by State agencies in charge of the oversight of radiological materials and wastes. In Phase 2 of this project, the Task Force will create an answer sheet to accompany the questionnaire, and enhance the document information and format.

Radiation Task Force TENORM Webinar

The ASTSWMO Radiation Task Force presented a webinar on February 14, 2019 that highlighted their 2018 guidance document, “Waste Generation and Disposal: Awareness, Management, and Disposal Guidance for Solid Waste Containing Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM).” Presentations addressed the following pertinent components of the document: practical tools available for solid waste disposal facilities accepting TENORM waste; radiation basics; common sources of radioactive materials; regulatory complexities associated with TENORM; and a case study on Montana’s TENORM regulations.