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An experimental research programme including as one of its major items the definition of a strategy for tritiated waste management is being prepared at the JRC- Ispra. Laboratory work will be performed in ETHEL, the European Tritium Handling Experimental Laboratory under construction at Ispra. To provide background information needed for defining items and planning the execution of such activities, a survey of the state of the art and R&D performed in the field of tritiated water immobilization by hydraulic cements and ultimate packaging by multiple containment systems has been carried out. Particular attention has been focused on results of tritium leach test programmes performed at various USA laboratories in order to verify the leach resistence properties of some tritium immobilization and containment options. Problems and drawbacks associated with such options are discussed.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11230 EN (1987) MF, PP 65, BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY, BFR 325, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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