About Radioactive Waste
RW is radioactive material in gaseous, liquid or solid form. It includes items, equipment or material for which no further use is planned but for which radiation protection measures must be taken and adequate security provided against unauthorized access during management. On account of its radioactivity, ionizing radiation discharged by radioactive waste and other radioactive material can be dangerous to people and other living organisms. If radiation energy is substantially higher than the radiation levels normally present in the environment, this can cause temporary or permanent damage to cells.