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This is a state-of-the-art analysis consisting of a well-founded, critical discussion of the phenomena of long-term environmental changes, their possible consequences on the biosphere of the EC countries, their basis and the existing or foreseeable scientific and technological capacity for suitable consideration in the safety evaluation of radioactive waste disposal systems, and of a comparative analysis of regulations, guidelines post-closure timescales issue. The study also includes a comparative analysis between what is indicated above and the actual consideration given to climatic changes within the Everest project. So, a suitable hierarchization of the effects of environmental variations and their relevance to the safety of the repository would be an interesting complement to the efforts currently being made in the Everest project to evaluate the sensibility of the different elements involved in safety evaluation methodologies for deep geological repositories. The main items of the report are: the basis for safety evaluation of high-level radioactive waste disposal systems; the environmental variations and their impact on the disposal system; the human capacity to predict environmental evolution; the consideration of environmental change in the safety assessment of disposal systems; the comparative analysis within the Everest project; the conclusions and recommendations for subsequent development.

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Authors: RECREO F, Ciemat, Madrid (ES);GARCÍA-OLIVARES RODRÍGUEZ A, Ciemat, Madrid (ES);FRANCO HERRERO A, Ciemat, Madrid (ES);TORRES VIDAL C, Ciemat, Madrid (ES);PRADO HERRERO P, Ciemat, Madrid (ES);BAJOS PARADA C, Enresa, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16751 EN (1996) 222pp., FS, ECU 23.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6168-1
Record Number: 199610574 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en