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Abstract

The main topics addressed at the conference were: (i) Treatment and conditioning technology: solid, liquid and gaseous waste from reactor operation, spent fuel reprocessing and MOX fuel fabrication. Quality assurance in waste processing. (ii) Testing and evaluation of waste forms and packages: characterization of medium active waste forms based on cement, bitumen and polymer resins, testing of vitrified HLW, waste container corrosion studies. (iii) Geological disposal in salt, granite and clay formations: mechanical and hydrogeological characterization by deep drilling, analysis of cores in-situ investigations experimental caverns (Mol, Asse); studies of backfilling and sealing for repositories. (iv) Migration (near field and far-field): investigation of mechanisms and modelling (MIRAGE project). (v) Performance analysis of geological isolation systems (PAGIS project). As the development of the technological elements for treatment and disposal of radioactive waste progressed, increased effort has been placed on examining industrial waste products as well as analysing management strategies and barrier systems. The broad scope of such evaluations has required close collaboration between CEC scientists and experts from the Member States.

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Authors: SIMON R CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK 734 P., 1986, ISBN 0 521 32580 3 WRITE TO PRESS SYNDICATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, THE PITT BUILDING, TRUMPINGTON STREET, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1RP (UK), PRICE: UKL 50, (EUR 10163 EN).
Record Number: 1989124071200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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