The Task Group is to develop a conceptual framework for the practical application of the new Commission’s recommendations on radiation protection for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).
The new ICRP Recommendations, Pub 103, set out clearly that the system of protection applies to NORM either as an Existing or a Planned Exposure Situation. What is lacking is a decision aiding framework, based on the new recommendations that would allow radiation protection principles to have practical and consistent inputs for regulatory programs that are developed and implemented for the protection of workers, the public and the environment.
The work should in a first part present the generic framework covering broadly the entire range of activities associated with the processing, production or use of bulk materials with enhanced levels of naturally occurring radionuclides, including shipment and waste management, as well as the presence of such materials in consumer products, particularly in construction materials. In a second part the application of the framework should be illustrated to a few relevant activities that are currently a concern (oil, coal, rare earths, phosphate, to be selected by the TG.
To develop its work the Task Group should take into account recent publications and documents of other international organizations.
|Jean-Francois Lecomte (Chair), French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France|
|Sylvain Andresz (Secretary), CEPN, France|
|Dejanira da Costa Lauria (Member), IRD, Brazil|
|Philip Egidi (Member), EPA, USA|
|Astrid Liland (Member), Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway|
|Fudong Liu (Member), China|
|Mika Markkanen (Member), Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland|
|Stefan Mundigl (Corresponding Member), European Commission (EC), Luxembourg|
|H. Burçin Okyar (Corresponding Member), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria|