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A radiological assessment of the consequences of the disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) within the seabed sediments of deep oceans has been made for three scenarios: the base case or "normal" scenario; one in which one or more components of the system behave abnormally, and one describing transportation accidents in either coastal waters or deep seas. Assessments were made using both deterministic and stochastic methodologies, in order to estimate the likely dose arising from each scenario and the associated range of uncertainty. Results indicate that this method of disposal of HLW is radiologically an acceptable option.

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Authors: STANNERS D A, JRC Ispra (IT);FLEBUS C, JRC Ispra (IT);DE MARSILY G, Ecole National Supérieure des Mines, Paris (FR);POULIN M, Ecole National Supérieure des Mines, Paris (FR);BEHRENDT V, Dornier GmbH, Friedrichshafen (DE);KARPE A, Dornier GmbH, Friedrichshafen (DE);ENSMINGER D A, The Analytical Sciences Corporation, Reading (US);HUTCHINSON B L, The Glosten Associates, Seattle (US);KANE P, Electrowatt Engineering Systems (GB);KLETT R D, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (US);MOBBS S, National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Radioactive Waste Management and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Vol. 15 (1991) No. 2-3, pp. 99-119
Record Number: 199111410 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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