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Abstract

The central theme of the JRC activity is the study of the long-term safety of radioactive waste management. Research is carried out essentially in three directions: - the evaluation of the long-term risks linked to geological disposal of radioactive waste, carried out both by theoretical assessment studies and by experimental activities aimed at providing the necessary data base (risk evaluation). - the study of possible modifications of the fuel cycle to keep hazardous radionuclides at the lowest possible level in waste (actinide separation). - the study of analytical control procedures for actinides in waste (actinide monitoring). The long-term risk of radioactive waste disposal in geological formations is studied by the barrier approach based on the evaluation of the barriers provided between disposed waste and man. Another project deals with experimental studies in support and validation of theoretical modelling studies. The activity is essentially aimed at: - determining the long-term stability of waste in conditions of geological disposal, thus providing the source term of radionuclides which may escape geological confinement. - studying the physico-chemical laws which control the migration of radionuclides through the geosphere to the biosphere.

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Authors: BRESESTI M, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);GIRARDI F JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8521 EN (1983) FS, 5 P., BFR 150, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122061800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en