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Large quantities of depleted uranium (tails) have been accumulated and will continue to accumulate from uranium enrichment activities. This study aims to determine the quantities and rates of accumulation of depleted uranium, to allocate these data to the storage capacity currently in existence, to characterise the substances with respect to their chemical, physical and radiological properties, and to identify and quantify possible ways to use and/or dispose of these quantities in radioactive waste repositories. Estimates of radiation and dose rate levels are made for the different treatment steps.

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Authors: WINGENDER H J, Nukem GmbH, Alzenau (DE);BECKER H J, Nukem GmbH, Alzenau (DE);DORAN J, Nukem GmbH, Alzenau (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15032 EN (1994) 95 pp., FS, ECU 11.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6478-3
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