Environmental impact assessments and geological repositories for radioactive waste
In the EU an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an essential part of the development of a case for a geological repository for the long-term or final storage of radioactive waste. This study examines how Member States have implemented Directive 85/337/EEC as far as it concerns geological storage of nuclear waste. In terms of EIA reports, hazards can be categorized as short-term, i.e.hazards that exist whilst the facility is being operated, and long-term, such as hazards that exist after the facility has finished operation and been closed down. In addition to an assessment of hazard, EIA include indicators of safety performance. This relates to an assessment of its potential impact on human health and the environment, and may include issues such as transportation networks for radioactive materials. Mitigation measures must also be included, and these should take the form of an environmental action plan, setting out strategies for impact minimization.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 191521 EN (1999), 100pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7749-3
Record Number: 199911649 / Last updated on: 1999-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en