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A joint project involving contractors from France, Germany and the UK was set up to assess the implications of two waste management options: the direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel and reprocessing of that fuel. This report describes the calculation of the radiological impact on the public of the management and disposal of the wastes associated with each of these two options. Six waste streams were considered: discharge of liquid reprocessing effluents, discharge of gaseous reprocessing effluents, disposal of low-level solid wastes arising from reprocessing, disposal of intermediate level solid wastes arising from reprocessing, disposal of vitrified high-level reprocessing wastes, and direct disposal of spent fuel. The results of the calculations are in the form of maximum annual doses and risks to individual members of the public, and collective doses to four population groups, integrated over six time periods. These results were designed for input into a computer model, which combines costs and impacts in a multi-attribute hierarchy to give an overall measure of the impact of a given option.

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Authors: MOBBS S F ET AL., National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13561 EN (1991) 109 pp., FS, ECU 10
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2776-4
Record Number: 199111056 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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