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ASSESSMENT OF RADIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES AND RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF MLW AND ALPHA-WASTE IN CLAY FORMATIONS (PACOMA PROJECT).

Objective

THE AIM OF THE PACOMA PROJECT IS TO CARRY OUT, AS AN EXTENSION OF THE PAGIS ACTION ON HLW, A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE RADIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF ALPHABEARING AND MEDIUM LEVEL WASTES. THE METHODOLOGY USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IS THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED DURING THE PAGIS EXERCISE.

THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY ARE :
- BEST ESTIMATES OF THE DOSE RATES AND RISKS TO INDIVIDUALS AND POPULATIONS FOR THE NORMAL AND RELEVANT ALTERED SCENARIOS;
- STUDIES CONCERNING THE SENSITIVITY OF THE CALCULATED RESULTS TO VARIATIONS DATA BASES, PARAMETERS AND MODELS;
- ANALYSIS OF THE UNCERTAINTIES.

1. DATA COLLECTION.
2. ADAPTATIONS OF THE COMPUTERS CODES.
3. BEST ESTIMATE CALCULATIONS.
4. SENSITIVITY STUDY.
5. UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS
6. FINAL ASSESSMENT.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Address
200,Herrmann Debrouxlaan 40-42
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium