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Abstract

THIS STUDY SURVEYS MEASURES AND PRACTICES, ADOPTED WITHIN NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS, TO OPTIMISE THE MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES AT THE POINT WHERE THEY ARISE. MATERIAL IS TAKEN FROM A LITERATURE REVIEW AND VISITS TO PLANTS. THE REPORT DISCUSSES CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA AND IDENTIFIES THE MAJOR CATEGORIES INTO WHICH WASTES ARE SEGREGATED BEFORE PROCESSING. IT ALSO CONSIDER WASTE MINIMISATION AT SOURCE. FOR MUCH HIGH AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WASTE, THE ONLY ACTION POSSIBLE IS TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE DILUTION OF THE WASTES. MUCH MORE CAN BE DONE FOR LOW LEVEL WASTE (LLW), BY MINIMISING ACTIVITY AND COLUMES, BY EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND BY ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES, EXAMPLES OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED. OPTIMAL RESULTS ARE PRODUCED WHEN SPECIALIST STAFF DEAL WITH ALL SOLID LIQUID AND GASEOUS WASTES. SEGREGATION AT SOURCE CAN REDUCE SIGNIFICANTLY THE VOLUME OF LLW, BUT REQUIRES OPERATOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

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Authors: STRACHAN N R, ASSOCIATED NUCLEAR SERVICES, EPSOM, UK;WAKERLEY M W ASSOCIATED NUCLEAR SERVICES, EPSOM, UK, ASSOCIATED NUCLEAR SERVICES, EPSOM, UK
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11611 EN (1988) FS, PP 111, ECU 10.00, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989126221700 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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