The management of the non-fuel cycle radioactive wastes from all over Romania is centralized at IFIN-HH in Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant (STDR).
Radioactive wastes, containing short lived radionuclides, including spent sealed sources are collected, treated and conditioned at IFIN-HH before final disposal, provided they are satisfying the maximum concentration if activity allowed for disposal at Baita Bihor repository. The long-lived radioactive wastes including spent sources are stored on site at STDR Magurele (Am-241, Ra-226, Pu-238, Pu-239, neutron sources).
The Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant was commissioned in 1975.
Solid wastes are classified, treated and conditioned as follows:
combustible type: cloth, paper, wood, etc.;
compactable, non-combustible type: glass, metal sheet and plastic materials;
spoilage, putrefying type: dead animal bodies, plants, fruits, vegetables, etc.;
short-lived spent sources;
long-lived spent sources and radioactive waste;
The STDR basically consists of liquid and solid waste treatment and conditioning facilities, a radioactive decontamination center, a laundry and an intermediate storage area.
STDR Magurele has available the following facilities for the treatment and conditioning of radioactive wastes:
installation for aqueous liquids treatment;
installation for incineration of solid combustible radioactive waste;
installation for solid non-combustible radioactive waste compaction;
installation for cement conditioning;
installation for decontamination of sub-assemblies and spare parts.
STDR Magurele has available a laundry for decontamination of individual protective clothes. The 220 litters drums conditioned are transmitted to the temporary storage and then transported to the National Repository at Baita Bihor.