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The aim of this work is to investigate the large-scale technical feasibility, the ecological consequences and the economics of various strategies to convert long-lived radionuclides into those with considerably shorter half-lives. The first results of these efforts are promising, and the prospect of reducing the long-term radiotoxic potential of nuclear waste from several thousand years to some hundred years attracts more and more interested parties. It seemed worthwhile to enlarge the scope of these studies and to build up an international research network with distributed, well defined tasks.

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Authors: VAN GEEL J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);KOCH L, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);ORLOWSKI S, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: SPECTRUM '92: International Conference on Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Management, Boise (US), August 23-27, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36685 ORA
Record Number: 199210462 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en