Inventory of radioactive waste disposals at sea (IAEA)
ADIT, juillet

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     The IAEA was requested by the Contracting Parties to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Convention 1972) to develop and maintain an inventory of radioactive material entering the marine environment from all sources. The rationale for having such an inventory is related to its use as an information base with which the impact of radionuclides from different sources entering the marine environment can be assessed and compared.

     To respond to the request of the London Convention, the IAEA has undertaken the development of the inventory to include:
     - disposal at sea of radioactive wastes, and
     -  accidents and losses at sea involving radioactive materials.
     This report addresses disposal at sea of radioactive waste, a practice which continued from
1946 to 1993. It is a revision of IAEA-TECDOC-588, Inventory of Radioactive Material Entering the Marine Environment: Sea Disposal of Radioactive Waste, published in 1991. In addition to the data already published in IAEA-TECDOC-588, the present publication includes
detailed official information on sea disposal operations carried out by the former Soviet Union and the Russian Federation provided in 1993 as well as additional information provided by Sweden in 1992 and the United Kingdom in 1997 and 1998.
     The IAEA officers responsible for this report were R.C. Rastogi and K.-L. Sjoeblom of the Division of Radiation and Waste Safety.