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This publication contains the papers presented at the Fourth European Conference on the Management and Disposal of Radioactive Waste, held in Luxembourg from 25 to 29 March 1996. The main areas addressed were:

- The general aspects of waste disposal and the safety of geological disposal systems;
- Activities on the construction and operation of underground facilities in geological media considered as suitable for investigation as candidate material for disposal.

In addition overview papers were given on topics including:

- Studies of management systems;
- Treatment of radioactive waste with a view to volume reduction;
- Characterization and qualification of waste forms, packages and their environment, quality assurance and quality control;
- Research to back up the development of underground repositories for eventual disposal (rock mechanics, radionuclide migration in the geosphere, natural analogues, etc);
- Methods of evaluating the safety of disposal systems;
- Construction and/or operation of underground research facilities open to the European Union joint activities to develop and demonstrate emplacement techniques and to validate site and design criteria of deep geological repositories. positories.

Additional information

Authors: MCMENAMIN T (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17543 EN (1997) 765pp., FS, ECU 75
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0134-9
Record Number: 199710759 / Last updated on: 1997-06-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en