Topic # 12: Radioactive Waste Management; Radiation Review and Types of Radioactive Waste – covering Section #2 Objective 25.
Here is a link to a USEPA website to supplement the course outlines provided in Course Documents: http:// www. epa.gov/radiation/manage. html.
1. List and briefly describe the three types of radiation and distinguish among them.
2. List, briefly describe and distinguish among the three primary measurement units for radiation.
3. Briefly distinguish between high-level and low-level radioactive waste (e.g., where they are generated, associated hazards and risks, storage and disposal). How do the differences between them affect the way in which these two types of waste are managed?