Medicine, Industry, Research (MIR)
Radioactive waste is produced from wide range of applications in medicine, industry and research (radiation sources from medicine and industry, waste from research facilities, etc.).
For example, the following have to be recycled or disposed of as radioactive waste:
- Radiation sources from medicine (mainly recycled)
- Radiation sources from technical applications
- Tritium waste from luminous paints in the watch industry
- Radioactive substances from measuring cells in old fire alarms
- Radioactive chemicals