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In the former Soviet Union deep borehole injection of liquid radioactive waste has been established practice at least since 1963. In this study a methodology is developed to assess deep-well injection sites. It is applied to one of the existing deep-well repositories, that of the Research Institute for Nuclear Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad. In order to show that the methodology is applicable to the disposal of long-lived radionuclides, as is practised in the deep-well injection repositories in Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk, the methodology is applied to some fictitious inventories using the NIIAR repository circumstances. The inventories are based on the experience of one of the partners with nuclides important for the assessment of waste disposal facilities. Subject to the limitations discussed in the main report and the data provided, the calculations demonstrated that deep-well disposal of low level, short-lived, radioactive waste, using the methodology applied in Dimitrovgrad, is acceptably safe within the regulatory requirements applicable in Russia.

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Authors: AEA TECHNOLOGY, AEA Technology, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17626 EN (1997) 344pp., FS, ECU 69.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0994-3
Record Number: 199711014 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en