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Title: A model for intrusion dose calculations for radioactive waste disposal sites

Abstract

Safe management and disposal of radioactive waste is one of the main problems for nuclear energy, both for fission or fusion sources. High-level waste from nuclear reactors will have to be disposed of in deep underground repositories. The main purpose of this disposal, from the safety viewpoint, is to avoid the return of the radioactive waste into the biosphere, with possible interaction with the public. Intrusion is a way by which this could occur, that is, public inadvertent intrusion into a repository site, taking place after the site has lost its institutional control. The authors describe the assessment of a model for intrusion into a radioactive waste disposal site. An example of application to a fusion-specific repository, developed as part of the Safety and Environmental Assessment of Fusion Power (SEAFP)-2 activities, will be given, up to the evaluation of doses to the inadvertent intruder.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy)|[Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  2. Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678097
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009082
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; BIOSPHERE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; RADIATION DOSES; GROUND WATER; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADIOISOTOPES

Citation Formats

Zucchetti, M., and Rocco, P. A model for intrusion dose calculations for radioactive waste disposal sites. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Zucchetti, M., & Rocco, P. A model for intrusion dose calculations for radioactive waste disposal sites. United States.
Zucchetti, M., and Rocco, P. Wed . "A model for intrusion dose calculations for radioactive waste disposal sites". United States.
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abstractNote = {Safe management and disposal of radioactive waste is one of the main problems for nuclear energy, both for fission or fusion sources. High-level waste from nuclear reactors will have to be disposed of in deep underground repositories. The main purpose of this disposal, from the safety viewpoint, is to avoid the return of the radioactive waste into the biosphere, with possible interaction with the public. Intrusion is a way by which this could occur, that is, public inadvertent intrusion into a repository site, taking place after the site has lost its institutional control. The authors describe the assessment of a model for intrusion into a radioactive waste disposal site. An example of application to a fusion-specific repository, developed as part of the Safety and Environmental Assessment of Fusion Power (SEAFP)-2 activities, will be given, up to the evaluation of doses to the inadvertent intruder.},
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