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:

  1. 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.
  2. Discuss the technical implications of the options identified.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Related links 

EGRO introduction

Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health