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Both radioactive wastes and non-radioactive hazardous wastes have to be isolated, to some degree, from the environment. The assessment of the effects on humans and the environment of the disposal of such wastes is a key tool in justifying decisions on the degree of waste isolation required. The study in this publication has shown that there is still scope for further work on a number of issues in order to facilitate the comparison of the impacts from radioactive and non-radioactive contaminants in LLW waste streams. These include: reducing the uncertainties associated with contaminant inventories; and comparing the health impacts of radioactive and non-radioactive contaminants. Consideration could also be given to the application of the approach to other radioactive waste streams such as naturally occurring radioactive material and uranium mill tailings.

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Authors: LITTLE R H, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);MAUL P R, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);CLARK K J, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);JONES H M, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);COOPER N S, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);WATKINS B M, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);DUGGAN M J, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB);TOWLER P A, QuantiSci, Oxfordshire (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18211 EN, (1999) 202pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-2253-2
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