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Environmental impact assessment of the Swedish high-level radioactive waste disposal system - examples of likely considerations

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Abstract

Sweden is investigating the feasibility of establishing a high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal system consisting of three components as follows: (1) Encapsulation facility, (2) system for transporting waste and (3) geologic repository. Swedish law requires that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be written for any planned action expected to have a significant impact on the environment. Before embarking on construction and operation of a HLW disposal system, the Swedish government will evaluate the expected environmental impacts to assure that the Swedish people and environmental will not be unduly affected by the disposal system. The EIA process requires that reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the `zero` or `no action` alternative, be considered so that the final approved plan for disposal will have undergone scrutiny and comparison of alternatives to arrive at a plan which is the best achievable given reasonable physical and monetary constraints. This report has been prepared by the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA) for use by the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SSI). The purpose of this report is to establish a document which outlines the types of information which would be in an EIA for a three part disposal system like that envisioned by  More>>
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SSI-94-06
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; 056000; PA: AIX-26:006455; EDB-95:006825; SN: 95001299369
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Prepared by Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, San Antonio, TX (United States).; PBD: 15 Aug 1994
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; LICENSING REGULATIONS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOECOLOGY; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SWEDEN; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; 052002; 056000; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS
OSTI ID:
10102769
Research Organizations:
Swedish Radiation Protection Inst., Stockholm (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0282-4434; Other: ON: DE95610137; TRN: SE9400178006455
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS; INIS
Submitting Site:
SWDN
Size:
45 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

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None. Environmental impact assessment of the Swedish high-level radioactive waste disposal system - examples of likely considerations. Sweden: N. p., 1994. Web.
None. Environmental impact assessment of the Swedish high-level radioactive waste disposal system - examples of likely considerations. Sweden.
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title = {Environmental impact assessment of the Swedish high-level radioactive waste disposal system - examples of likely considerations}
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abstractNote = {Sweden is investigating the feasibility of establishing a high-level radioactive waste (HLW) disposal system consisting of three components as follows: (1) Encapsulation facility, (2) system for transporting waste and (3) geologic repository. Swedish law requires that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be written for any planned action expected to have a significant impact on the environment. Before embarking on construction and operation of a HLW disposal system, the Swedish government will evaluate the expected environmental impacts to assure that the Swedish people and environmental will not be unduly affected by the disposal system. The EIA process requires that reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the `zero` or `no action` alternative, be considered so that the final approved plan for disposal will have undergone scrutiny and comparison of alternatives to arrive at a plan which is the best achievable given reasonable physical and monetary constraints. This report has been prepared by the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA) for use by the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SSI). The purpose of this report is to establish a document which outlines the types of information which would be in an EIA for a three part disposal system like that envisioned by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) for the disposal of Sweden`s HLW. Technical information that would normally be included in an EIA is outlined in this document. The SSI`s primary interest is in radiological impacts. However, for the sake of completeness and also to evaluate all environmental impacts in a single document, non-radiological impacts are also included. Swedish authorities other than the SSI may have interest in the non-radiological parts of the document. 26 refs.}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1994}
month = {Aug}
}