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Geological formations are studied in many countries around the world as an interesting medium for disposal of radioactive waste. Stability over long periods of time and no, or only slow, water movements within the host rocks are paramount requirements. Such "potentially favourable" formations have been identified within the Community, as elsewhere in the world; clay layers, granite formations and salt deposits, inter alia, appear to offer characteristics which may allow a deep underground waste repository to be sited. For the purposes of PAGIS, a few geological sites have been selected in the various formations mentioned and in the deep sea sediments, with a view to computing as realistically as possible the radiological detriment to man of a deep repository from now up to the very distant future. A PAGIS Information Day in Madrid was organised in order to present the findings and results of the project and discuss them with the numerous personalities from the political, scientific, industrial and ecological fields, as well as representatives from the IAEA and the NEA/OECD and from the information media. The present proceedings include all contributions of the invited speakers, a synopsis of the general discussion, and the final conclusions.

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Authors: CADELLI N, CEC Luxembourg (LU);COTTONE G (EDITORS), CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12676 EN (1990) 150 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1182-5
Record Number: 199011159 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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