Expert Group on the Implications of Effluent Release Options (EGRO)
Terms of Reference
Created: March 2001
Next Review: March 2003
Chair: Mr. Olli Vilkamo, Finland
The Terms of Reference of this Group are as follows:
- Identify various options for the routine release of low-level radioactive
substances from nuclear installations, including the option of "close
to zero" gaseous and liquid releases.
- Discuss the technical implications of the options identified.
- Compare the concepts of "Best Available Technology (BAT)"
and "As Low As Reasonable Achievable (ALARA)" as underlying
principles for the optimisation process regarding radioactive effluent
releases. Investigate whether these approaches lead to the same result.
- Based on this work, develop a draft document with factual information
on various effluent release options, in co-operation with other NEA
committees such as the CNRA, NDC and RWMC. The document may be used
to assist future discussions, nationally and internationally. Submit
the draft document to CRPPH members for review and comment, with the
aim of publication by the end of 2002.
Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health