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    ASTM E2421 - 15(2021)

    Standard Guide for Preparing Waste Management Plans for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM E2421 | Developed by Subcommittee: E10.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 A waste management plan based on the contents of this guide will provide for the successful identification of potential waste streams anticipated from decommissioning activities, and provide a clear and concise methodology for the handling of identified waste from generation to final disposition.

    4.2 The waste management plan will identify the general waste types, characterization, packaging, transportation, disposal, and quality assurance requirements for potential waste streams.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide addresses the development of waste management plans for potential waste streams resulting from decommissioning activities at nuclear facilities, including identifying, categorizing, and handling the waste from generation to final disposal.

    1.2 This guide is applicable to potential waste streams anticipated from decommissioning activities of nuclear facilities whose operations were governed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or Agreement State license, under Department of Energy (DOE) Orders, or Department of Defense (DoD) regulations.

    1.3 This guide provides a description of the key elements of waste management plans that if followed will successfully allow for the characterization, packaging, transportation, and off-site treatment or disposal, or both, of conventional, hazardous, and radioactive waste streams.

    1.4 This guide does not address the on-site treatment, long term storage, or on-site disposal of these potential waste streams.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D5283 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Planning and Implementation

    D5792 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Development of Data Quality Objectives

    E1892 Guide for Preparing Characterization Plans for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.30 (Special wastes); 27.120.20 (Nuclear power plants. Safety)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 95121803(Nuclear power station)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2421-15R21

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2421-15(2021), Standard Guide for Preparing Waste Management Plans for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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