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Abstract

The present study aims at evaluating the impact of a new glacial age on a potential disposal site for long-life radioactive waste. The consequences of a glacial cover on a repository mined in a tertiary clay formation 200 m in depth, have been analyzed. The exercise consists of modelling the glacial action interrupting the geological isolation; furthermore the fate of the conditioned waste as a result of the erosion and transport processes has been assessed. This study constitutes the basis for a further assessment of consequences in terms of radiation dose and risk to population. The study is site specific, the potential repository being situated in the Boom clay below the nuclear establishment of Mol (Belgium).

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Authors: D'ALESSANDRO M JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) BONNE A CEN/SCK, MOL (BELGIUM) , JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);CEN/SCK, MOL (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUROPEAN APPLIED RESEARCH REPORTS, NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNO VOL. 5, NO. 3, PP 413-450, 1983, (EUR 8709 E).
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Record Number: 1989122029000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en