THE JRC ACTIVITIES ON THE TREATMENT AND CONDITIONING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES
The planning and implementation of the waste management research activities currently underway at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra Establishment of the European Communities aims to identify, analyse and verify modifications potentially suitable to minimise waste arising from the nuclear fuel cycle and to improve waste quality in function of both effectiveness and safety of final disposal. The hardware for the realisation of this project is being achieved by the installation of the PETRA experimental facility in three hot cells. The facility will produce various types of fully active conditioned waste resulting from the operation of a PUREX reprocessing plant in standard or modified forms. Alternative waste management modes already proven at the laboratory scale will be tested in the facility together with a series of research proposals established through a Users group, comprising experts from the member countries with nuclear programmes. In particular, the facility will generate reference wastes as source terms arising from standard reprocessing operations, explore the feasibility of scaling up the OXAL process and the merging of medium level waste with high level waste.
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MANAGEMENT OF LOW- AND INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES, STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), MAY, 16-20, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34017 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126106300 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
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