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Title: Preliminary safety analysis of the Baita Bihor radioactive waste repository, Romania

Abstract

A project funded under the European Commission's Phare Programme 2002 has undertaken an in-depth analysis of the operational and post-closure safety of the Baita Bihor repository. The repository has accepted low- and some intermediate-level radioactive waste from industry, medical establishments and research activities since 1985 and the current estimate is that disposals might continue for around another 20 to 35 years. The analysis of the operational and post-closure safety of the Baita Bihor repository was carried out in two iterations, with the second iteration resulting in reduced uncertainties, largely as a result taking into account new information on the hydrology and hydrogeology of the area, collected as part of the project. Impacts were evaluated for the maximum potential inventory that might be available for disposal to Baita Bihor for a number of operational and postclosure scenarios and associated conceptual models. The results showed that calculated impacts were below the relevant regulatory criteria. In light of the assessment, a number of recommendations relating to repository operation, optimisation of repository engineering and waste disposals, and environmental monitoring were made. (authors)

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]; ;  [3]; ;  [4];  [5]
  1. Quintessa Limited, Dalton House, Newtown Road Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 1HG (United Kingdom)
  2. National Institute of R and D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering 'Horia Hulubei'- IFIN-HH, Magurele (Romania)
  3. GeoProspect, Str. 13 Septembrie, nr. 30/1, 415600, Stei, Bihor (Romania)
  4. SITON - Subsidiary of Technology and Engineering for Nuclear Projects, Bucharest, Magurele, P.O. Box 5204-MG-4, 76900 (Romania)
  5. Mike Thorne and Associates, Abbotsleigh, Kebroyd Mount Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3JA (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016-5990 (United States); Technological Institute of the Royal Flemish Society of Engineers (TI-K VIV), Het Ingenieurshuis, Desguinlei 214, 2018 Antwerp (Belgium); Belgian Nuclear Society (BNS) - ASBL-VZW, c/o SCK-CEN, Avenue Hermann Debrouxlaan, 40 - B-1160 Brussels (Belgium)
OSTI Identifier:
21156307
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICEM'07: 11. International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Bruges (Belgium), 2-6 Sep 2007; Other Information: Country of input: France; 1 ref.; Proceedings may be ordered from ASME Order Department, 22 Law Drive, P.O. Box 2300, Fairfield, NJ 07007-2300 (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CLOSURES; ENGINEERING; HYDROLOGY; INDUSTRY; INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; INVENTORIES; MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENTS; OPTIMIZATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Little, Richard, Bond, Alex, Watson, Sarah, Dragolici, Felicia, Matyasi, Ludovic, Matyasi, Sandor, Naum, Mihaela, Niculae, Ortenzia, and Thorne, Mike. Preliminary safety analysis of the Baita Bihor radioactive waste repository, Romania. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Little, Richard, Bond, Alex, Watson, Sarah, Dragolici, Felicia, Matyasi, Ludovic, Matyasi, Sandor, Naum, Mihaela, Niculae, Ortenzia, & Thorne, Mike. Preliminary safety analysis of the Baita Bihor radioactive waste repository, Romania. United States.
Little, Richard, Bond, Alex, Watson, Sarah, Dragolici, Felicia, Matyasi, Ludovic, Matyasi, Sandor, Naum, Mihaela, Niculae, Ortenzia, and Thorne, Mike. Sun . "Preliminary safety analysis of the Baita Bihor radioactive waste repository, Romania". United States.
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title = {Preliminary safety analysis of the Baita Bihor radioactive waste repository, Romania},
author = {Little, Richard and Bond, Alex and Watson, Sarah and Dragolici, Felicia and Matyasi, Ludovic and Matyasi, Sandor and Naum, Mihaela and Niculae, Ortenzia and Thorne, Mike},
abstractNote = {A project funded under the European Commission's Phare Programme 2002 has undertaken an in-depth analysis of the operational and post-closure safety of the Baita Bihor repository. The repository has accepted low- and some intermediate-level radioactive waste from industry, medical establishments and research activities since 1985 and the current estimate is that disposals might continue for around another 20 to 35 years. The analysis of the operational and post-closure safety of the Baita Bihor repository was carried out in two iterations, with the second iteration resulting in reduced uncertainties, largely as a result taking into account new information on the hydrology and hydrogeology of the area, collected as part of the project. Impacts were evaluated for the maximum potential inventory that might be available for disposal to Baita Bihor for a number of operational and postclosure scenarios and associated conceptual models. The results showed that calculated impacts were below the relevant regulatory criteria. In light of the assessment, a number of recommendations relating to repository operation, optimisation of repository engineering and waste disposals, and environmental monitoring were made. (authors)},
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