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Welcome to the IAEA International Working Forum on Regulatory Supervision of Legacy sites - RSLS

The International Working Forum on the Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites (RSLS) aims to improve the short- and long-term safety of radiologically contaminated legacy sites.

The Forum was launched in 2010 to promote effective and efficient regulatory supervision of legacy site management consistent with the IAEA safety standards and good international practices.

The Forum facilitates collection, collation and exchange of information related to legacy sites and fosters mutual support among participating regulators and operators of legacy sites. It also supports the sharing of lessons from legacy site management with those managing operating sites to avoid that additional legacy sites are created.

Themes addressed by the Forum include:

  • National frameworks for safety of legacy sites.
  • Identification of legacy sites;
  • Site evaluation and characterization;
  • Remediation strategy and planning;
  • Development of regulatory requirements and guidance;
  • Licensing, inspection and compliance monitoring;
  • Safety case and safety assessment for legacy sites;
  • Interim safety measures;
  • Support for remediation programmes, including radiation protection and residue management;
  • Management of legacy sites after remediation;
  • Communication with and involvement of interested parties.

The Forum holds technical meetings, workshops and demonstration events at legacy sites. In addition, it forms Working Groups as needed to address legacy site safety topics such as enhancing the regulatory framework, safety and environmental impact assessments as well as professional development for regulators.

Regulatory bodies, technical support organizations and those responsible for managing legacy sites are encouraged to take part in RSLS.

 

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TECDOC 1873Uranium Production Cycle Selected Papers 2012–2015
Uranium Production Cycle
Selected Papers 2012–2015
Uranium Production Cycle Selected Papers 2012–2015New tab
SF-1https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/CGULSpublic/Publications%20image%20library/Fundamental%20Safety.jpg
Fundamental Safety Principles
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/7592/Fundamental-Safety-PrinciplesNew tab
GSR 1 (Rev. 1) Governmental, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Safety
Governmental, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Safety
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/10883/Governmental-Legal-and-Regulatory-Framework-for-SafetyNew tab
GSR 3https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/CGULSpublic/Publications%20image%20library/Radiation%20Protection%20and%20Safety%20of%20Radiation%20Sources.jpg
Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/8930/Radiation-Protection-and-Safety-of-Radiation-Sources-International-Basic-Safety-StandardsNew tab
GSR 4 (Rev.1) https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/CGULSpublic/Publications%20image%20library/Safety%20Assessment%20for%20Facilities%20and%20Activities.jpg
Safety Assessment for Facilities and Activities
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/10884/Safety-Assessment-for-Facilities-and-ActivitiesNew tab
GSR 5https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/CGULSpublic/Publications%20image%20library/Predisposal%20Management%20of%20Radioactive%20Waste.jpg
Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/8004/Predisposal-Management-of-Radioactive-WasteNew tab
GSR 7https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/CGULSpublic/Publications%20image%20library/Preparedness%20and%20Response%20for%20a%20Nuclear%20or%20Radiological%20Emergency.jpg
Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/10905/Preparedness-and-Response-for-a-Nuclear-or-Radiological-EmergencyNew tab
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Management of Radioactive Waste from the Mining and Milling of Ores
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/6482/Management-of-Radioactive-Waste-from-the-Mining-and-Milling-of-OresNew tab
WS-G-3.1https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/RSLSpublic/Publications%20Image%20Library/p1282cov.jpg
Remediation Process for Areas Affected by Past Activities and Accidents
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1282_web.pdfNew tab
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Release of Sites from Regulatory Control on Termination of Practices
http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1244_web.pdfNew tab
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Organization and Staffing of the Regulatory Body for Nuclear Facilities
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/6415/Organization-and-Staffing-of-the-Regulatory-Body-for-Nuclear-FacilitiesNew tab
IAEA BULLETINhttps://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/CGULSpublic/Publications%20image%20library/Decommissioning%20and%20Environmentla%20Remediation%20123.jpg
Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Bulletin
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/bull571_april2016_1.pdfNew tab
GSG-4https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/RSLSpublic/Publications%20Image%20Library/external.jpg
Use of External Experts by the Regulatory Body
http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/8934/Use-of-External-Experts-by-the-Regulatory-BodyNew tab

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