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This is the first Annual Progress Report of the European Community's 1985-1989 Research Programme on Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal, carried out by public organisations and private firms, under cost- sharing contracts with the Commission of the European Communities. The programme aims at perfecting and demonstrating a system for managing the radioactive waste produced by the nuclear industry, ensuring, at the various stages, the best possible protection of man and the environment; it comprises the following activities: item"A." Waste Management Studies and Associated R&D Actions, including tasks such as Systems Studies, Radioactive Waste Treatment and Conditioning; Evaluation of Conditioned Waste and Qualification of Engineered Barriers; Development of Disposal Facilities; Safety of Geological Disposal; and Joint Elaboration of Radioactive Waste Management Policies. item"B." Construction and/or Operation of Underground Facilities Open to Community Joint Activities, including projects such as a Pilot Underground Facility in the Argillaceous Layer located under the Mol Nuclear Site (Be); and an Experimental Underground Facility in a Geological Medium of Complementary Nature (Fr).par The work to be carried out under the research contracts already concluded before the end of 1986 as well as the initial work performed, and the first results obtained are described in the report.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11089 EN (1988) FS, PP 385, BFR 1300, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
Availability: Can be ordered online
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