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Biosphere Models for Safety Assessment of radioactive waste disposal based on the application of the Reference Biosphere Methodology (BioMoSA), Final report

Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C

Abstract

The management of radioactive waste requires the implementation of disposal systems that ensure an adequate degree of isolation of the radioactivity from the environment and humans. Aims and principles for disposal of radioactive waste have been a top issue of discussions since more than two decades on an international level and have led to agreement on criteria to be fulfilled for the realisation of nuclear waste disposal project
The aim of the BioMoSA project has been to contribute in the confidence building of biosphere models, for application in Performance Assessments (PAs) of radioactive waste disposal. The detailed objectives of this project are:
- Development and test of practical biosphere models for application in long-term safety studies of radioactive waste disposal to different European locations,
- Identification of features, events and processes (FEP's) that need to be modelled on a site-specific rather than on a generic base,
- Comparison of the results and quantification of the variability of site-specific models developed according to the reference biosphere methodology,
- Development of a generic biosphere tool for application in long-term safety studies,
- Comparison of results from site-specific models to those from generic one,
- Identification of possibilities and limitations for the application of the generic biosphere model.

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Record Number: 6033 / Last updated on: 2004-06-15
Category: PROJ