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The report summarises the studies undertaken in the framework of the project PAGIS on radioactive waste. It concerns the analysis of the safety performances on the deep disposal of vitrified high level waste in four geological options: clay, granite, salt and the sub-seabed. The report describes the selection of sites and scenarios with the corresponding data base. It outlines the methodology adopted for determining the safety level which can be achieved with an underground disposal system for HLW. Two complementary approaches have been implemented: 1) a set of deterministic calculations for evaluating the dose rates as a function of time and for analysing local sensitivity on single parameters or components of the disposal system, 2) stochastic calculations for both uncertainty and global sensitivity analyses. For each option, the report presents the most significant results, obtained from the calculations at specific sites from both the approaches. Apart from the dose rates and their expectation values, the predominant radionuclides and pathways to man are identified as well as the most sensitive parameters and phenomena. The final chapter concludes by stating the feasibility of safe disposal of HLW in underground repositories.

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Authors: CADELLI N, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);COTTONE G, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);ORLOWSKI S, CEC, Bruxelles (BE);BERTOZZI G, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);GIRARDI F, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);SALTELLI A, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11775 EN (1988) FS, 270 pp., ECU 21.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9039-9;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910701 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en