NATURAL ANALOGUES IN RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL
Since 1982, the Commission of the European Communities has been involved in specific work on natural analogues in the framework of its activities on radioactive waste management, principally within the MIRAGE project which concerns migration of radionuclides in the geosphere. As a consequence, the Commission took the initiative, in 1985, of establishing a Natural Analogue Working Group (NAWG) whose members can benefit from the overall expertise available for managing their own natural analogue research programmes. In this group, modeller's requirements and the results of field research are exchanged at regular intervals. A number of wide- ranging investigation programmes, both on national and international scales, are currently underway or being initiated, and several of these have been discussed recently at the NAWG. This present Symposium is in fact the first wide-ranging conference to be held on natural analogues, and follows on naturally from the Lake Geneva workshop of October 1984 (Chemical Geology, 55, 1986). The meeting was attended by specialists from all round the world, who heard five oral sessions and viewed poster displays which included background on some of the major international analogue programmes. The conclusions of the three days of lectures and discussion were brought together in a panel session. The main conclusion was that the next phase of analogue studies should be aimed at determining how the information and the knowledge which they impart can actually be incorporated into the presentation of the results of safety assessments.
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, PP 192, UKL 76.50, 1987, ISBN 1-85333-105-8,, PUBL. BY: GRAHAM AND TROTMAN LTD, LONDON SW1V 1DE
Record Number: 1989126075500 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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