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  • Post-disposal safety assessment of toxic and radioactive waste : Waste types, disposal practices, disposal criteria, assessment methods and post-disposal impacts

Abstract

The aim of this study is to improve the predictive modelling capacity for post-disposal safety assessments of land-based disposal facilities through the development and testing of a comprehensive, yet practicable, assessment framework. This report records all the work which has been undertaken during phase one of the study. Waste types, disposal practices, disposal criteria and assessment methods for both toxic and radioactive wastes are reviewed, with the purpose of identifying those features relevant to assessment methodology development. Differences and similarities in waste types, disposal practices, criteria and assessment methods between countries, and between toxic and radioactive wastes are highlighted and discussed. Finally, an approach to identify post-disposal impacts, how they arise and their effects on humans and the environment is described.

Additional information

Authors: LITTLE R H ET AL., INTERA Environmental Division, Henley-on-Thames (GB);TORRES C, CIEMAT Instituto de Medio Ambiente, Madrid (ES);SIMON I, CIEMAT Instituto de Medio Ambiente, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14627 EN (1993) 213 pp., FS, ECU 23
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5610-1
Record Number: 199310551 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en