SA's radioactive institute

2014-04-03 15:24

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Cape Town – Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins has opened the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute.

According to a website the new institute will be responsible for managing and disposing radioactive waste. Most of this radioactive waste will come from the by-products of ionising radiation, medical establishments, and industrial companies.

The institute will additionally try to remove any other form of radio waste that needs to be removed.

Created to address Parliaments 2009 call (National Radioactive Waste Disposal Act) to address radioactive waste, the institute has taken ten years to reach fruition.

The new radioactive management programme will not only dispose of waste material but the NRWDI will design, operate and monitor new radioactive waste facilities.

The Department of Energy argues that the NRWD is vital for South Africa’s growth because the institute will manage the current waste that is temporarily stored at Pelindaba and Koeberg.
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