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The aim of this study was the development and testing of a quantitative methodology for the post-disposal safety assessment of land-based disposal facilities for radioactive, mixed and toxic wastes. During Phase 1 of the study, a review was undertaken for radioactive, mixed and toxic wastes, of the different waste types, disposal practices, disposal criteria, assessment methods and post-disposal impacts. The findings of this review work are reported in the European Commission Report EUR 14627 EN. During phases 2 to 5, the SACO (Safety Assessment Comparison) methodology and code were developed, enhanced and tested. This development, enhancement and testing work is described in this report. The SACO methodology and code has been tested on a representative set of realistic waste types and disposal sites. The study has shown that quantitative assessment is becoming increasingly practicable for a range of waste types and disposal options, allowing for more informed, consistent and robust management decisions to be made. The study has also highlighted the safety potential benefits of applying approaches developed within the nuclear industry to other industries.

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Authors: LITTLE R H ET AL, Quanti Sci, Henley-on-Thames (GB);TORRES C ET AL, CIEMAT Instituto de Medio Ambiente, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16871 EN (1996) 526pp., FS, ECU 56.00
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr G Cottone, DG XII-F-5, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN-92-827-6622-5
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