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Abstract

Based on a hypothetical scenario including a reactor park of 20 GWe consisting of Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs), with a resulting annual production of 600 tonnes of heavy metal of spent fuel, all aspects of management of resulting wastes are studied. Waste streams from reprocessing include gaseous and liquid effluents and a number of solid conditioned waste types. Disposal of waste is supposed to be performed in a near-surface engineered repository, if the content of alpha-emitting radionuclides is low enough, and in a deep geological granite formation. After estimating quantities, cost and radiological consequences, the sensitivity of results to modification in reactor park size, burn-up and the introduction of mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) is evaluated.

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Authors: MALHERBE J, CEA, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Fontenay-aux-Roses, Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13116 EN (1991) 132 pp., MF, ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 17.50
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Record Number: 199110090 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en