Professional and scientific societies as well as industry trade groups perform many functions, among which are: to encourage dialog among peers in the profession, and between professions; to promote a profession or industry through public awareness; to establish and uphold professional standards through continuing education programs; and, in some cases, to serve as a legal regulatory body for the profession. (Typically, industry and trade groups are made up of corporate members, while professional and scientific societies are made up of individuals, although the distinction is sometimes a fuzzy one.)
There are many professional societies involved in various aspects of radioactive waste and environmental management. Almost every country with an established nuclear program has some form of a "nuclear society", "radiation protection society" and/or "engineering society". Also, many other marginally related learned societies express opinions concerning nuclear matters. Links to many of these are provided below.
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