Journal: Environmental Contaminants Reviews (ECR)
Author: Sofia Laraib, Sana Zulfiqar, Noshabah Tabassum, Shakira Mukhtar
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Radioactive materials are characterized by continuous emission of radiations that cannot be controlled by chemical methods. The high energy radiations pose threat to both environment and life forms. Nevertheless, they are also used in number of anthropogenic activities. Radioactive and nuclear advancements are the signs of industrial development, but simultaneously proper handling and management of radioactive waste is a paramount problem in developing countries like Pakistan. This article will explain Pakistan’s current status for the safe management of radioactive waste, its limitations and what will be the possible alternatives to these problems. It also highlights various waste management and disposal strategies opted in Pakistan. Strategic division plan (SDP), PNRA, PAEC are the supreme bodies dealing with the facilities and licensing of radioactive waste.
Radioactivity, Waste, Management, Geology, Disposal, Environment