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Abstract

This concerted action provided the forum for experts from organizations involved in the development of national disposal concepts for long-lived radioactive waste in nine European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) to establish a clear interpretation and working definition of radioactive waste retrievability from deep repositories and to compare the approaches adopted in the different countries.

First, the experts gave a definition of the concept of retrievability and broke down the different phases of a disposal concept into 13 different "time-zones" ranging from interim storage, at or near the surface, to the post-closure period. Then, specific aspects of retrievability were investigated in the group with respect to five selected issues:

- retrievability and design
- retrievability on the safety of the repository
- sociopolitical aspects of retrievability
- retrievability and monitoring
- retrievability and nuclear material safeguards. guards.

Additional information

Authors: GRUPA J B, NRG (NL);DODD D H, NRG (NL);HOORELBEKE J-M, ANDRA (FR);MOUROUX B, ANDRA (FR);POTIER J M, ANDRA (FR);ZIEGENHAGEN J, DBE (DE);SANTIAGO J L, Enresa (ES);ALONSO J, Enresa (ES);FERNNDEZ J J, Enresa (ES);ZUIDEMA P, NAGRA (CH);CROSSLAND I G, UK NIREX (GB);MCKIRDY B, UK NIREX (GB);VRIJEN J, Karuweeg (NL);VIRA J, Posiva (FI);VOLCKAERT G, SCK-CEN (BE);PAPP T, SKB (SE);SVEMAR C, SKB (SE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19145 EN (2000) 290 pp., EUR 45
Availability: Available from EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9466-5
Record Number: 200012188 / Last updated on: 2000-07-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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