Tool for Developing Integrated Strategies for Decontamination and Waste Management [open pdf - 991KB]
From the Abstract: "Management of waste from chemical, biological, and radiological incidents is complicated by the fact that decontamination decisions have a profound impact on the characteristics of resulting waste streams. Wide-area biological and radiological incidents could produce massive quantities of waste that may need to be treated on-site and sent for subsequent disposal as non-contaminated materials, or else be directly disposed of as contaminated materials. The EPA has developed the Waste Estimation Support Tool (WEST) for characterizing and quantifying biological and radiological waste that may be generated from decontamination efforts. This paper focuses on the WEST's uses for radiological incidents."
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/
2020 Waste Management Symposia. Phoenix, AZ. March 8-12, 2020