OPTIMIZATION STUDIES OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT AT A PRE-INDUSTRIAL SCALE
Review of research conducted within the framework of the European Community R&D on waste management suggests that emphasis for the next five year period should be put on verification, demonstration and optimization of concepts already under study, more than on search of new concepts. Implementation of this policy requires a considerable upgrading of research facilities, which is accounted for in the programme planning of both the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the contractual shared cost activities. In particular the JRC is constructing a hot cell facility (PETRA) which will be able to produce various types of fully active conditioned waste resulting by operation of a PUREX reprocessing plant in standard or modified modes. The facility is proposed: a) for studies of optimization of waste management; b) for the production of typical and off-standard conditioned waste products for the study of quality control methods and for setting up large scale verification experiments in laboratories and underground facilities.
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL TOPICAL MEETING ON HIGH LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL, PASCO, WASHINGTON (USA), SEPT. 24-26, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32154 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124051300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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