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The purpose of this report is to provide technical elements for acceptance criteria for very low-level wastes (VLLW) in incineration installations. This project aims to give correlation between waste radioactivity levels and the individual doses due to their incineration. The approach for establishing radiological protection criteria involves: (i) the identification of possible waste management scenarios including source terms, incinerator data, waste stream to be incinerated, conditions of disposal or reuse of incineration residues; (ii) the definition of scenarios corresponding to significant pathways for workers and members of the public, the assessment of individual doses for workers and the public, and the determination of radioactivity concentrations corresponding to acceptable dose levels; (iii) the computer code Cerise has been used for the evaluation of radiological impact for the individual during all operational steps - incinerator operation, storage, recycling or disposal of by-products; (iv) the CEA (France) considers the four types of incineration plants currently existing - household refuse incinerator, industrial waste incinerator, cement works incinerator and hospital incinerator.

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Authors: CAHUZAC O, CEA, IPSN, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR);ANDALUZ TRUJILLANO F, Empresarios Agrupados SA (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16198 EN (1995) 219 pp., FS, ECU 23
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-0134-4
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