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A significant proportion of the radioactive waste which arises on decommissioning of nuclear facilities contains only small amounts or low concentrations of radionuclides, either as surface contamination or as activation products within the body of waste materials. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the implications for overall waste management systems of various levels and forms of exemption criteria, and the corresponding implications for routing of low-level wastes arising from decommissioning. In addition, related topics such as the amount of radioactive waste resulting from various levels of exemption and monitoring requirements, were considered. This report is divided into five sections which deal with the following: (i) waste arisings; (ii) representations of major waste streams for further analysis; (iii) options for management of arisings; (iv) exemption principles and criteria relevant to very low level radioactive materials; (v) calculation of radiological impacts inherent in the waste management options.

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Authors: CHARLES D, Intera - Information Technologies, Henley-on-Thames (GB);SMITH G M, Intera - Information Technologies, Henley-on-Thames (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14950 EN (1993) 264 pp., FS, ECU 31.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6655-7
Record Number: 199311622 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en