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Abstract

Within the programme on rehabilitation of rural surfaces and soils after a nuclear accident (RESSAC), investigations were undertaken to study possibilities of effective waste management of dry and fresh radioactively contaminated crop biomass, considering mainly biodegradation processes. The basic idea of the study was to find the most simple and effective methods and/or means for a fast and low cost treatment of contaminated biomass under field conditions. The present study gives first results on effective decontamination, as well as on reduction of biomass (volume and weight). For the resulting radioactive liquid end products, easy treatments with approved methods and means are proposed, in order to facilitate safe disposal.

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Authors: JOUVE A, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SCHULTE E H, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Waste management '91, Tucson, Arizona (US), Feb. 24-28, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35987 ORA
Record Number: 199110435 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en