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Waste disposal at regulated landfill sites is the process most commonly used, as the infrastructures required are minimal and the overall cost consequently low. Landfill is the final destination for the end-products of most waste disposal procedures, including incineration, and can also accommodate non-combustible waste. This report deals with radioactive waste products from the nuclear industry suitable for landfill disposal and which contain trace amounts of radionuclides. For such low-level radioactive wastes, screening criteria must be defined in terms of activity level along the same lines as those adopted for other forms of toxic substances. The purpose of this document is to provide technical elements involved in the choice of acceptance criteria for the disposal of waste with very low levels of radioactivity in regulated landfills. It likewise reviews the regulations governing waste disposal in France and in Belgium and describes the computer codes CERISE, GEOLE, and ABRICOT used to assess the radiological impact on individuals involved in waste disposal practices.

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Authors: ASSELINEAU J-M, CEA/IPSN, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR);GUÉTAT P, CEA/IPSN, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR);RENAUD P, CEA/IPSN, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR);BAEKELANDT L, Ondraf/NIRAS (BE);SKA B, Ondraf/NIRAS (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15483 FR (1994) 194 pp., FS, ECU 20
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8486-5
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