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Guidelines for the operation and closure of deep geological repositories for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes

Technical Report:

Abstract

The operation and closure of a deep geological repository for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes is a long term project involving many disciplines. This unique combination of nuclear operations in a deep underground location will require careful planning by the operating organization. The basic purpose of the operation stage of the deep repository is to ensure the safe disposal of the radioactive wastes. The purpose of the closure stage is to ensure that the wastes are safely isolated from the biosphere, and that the surface region can be returned to normal use. During these two stages of operation and closure, it is essential that both workers and the public are safely protected from radiation hazards, and that workers are protected from the hazards of working underground. For these periods of the repository, it is essential to carry out monitoring for purposes of radiological protection, and to continue testing and investigations to provide data for repository performance confirmation and for final safety assessment. Over the lengthy stages of operation and closure, there will be substantial feedback of experience and generation of site data. These will lead both to improved quality of operation and a better understanding of  More>>
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-630
Reference Number:
SCA: 052002; 056000; PA: AIX-23:009048; SN: 92000619798
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1991
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; OPERATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; CLOSURES; DOCUMENTATION; GEOLOGY; HYDROLOGY; PACKAGING; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIATION MONITORING; SEALS; SITE SELECTION; 052002; 056000; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS
OSTI ID:
10104138
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92612983; TRN: XA9130139009048
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
33 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

None. Guidelines for the operation and closure of deep geological repositories for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes. IAEA: N. p., 1991. Web.
None. Guidelines for the operation and closure of deep geological repositories for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes. IAEA.
None. 1991. "Guidelines for the operation and closure of deep geological repositories for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes." IAEA.
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title = {Guidelines for the operation and closure of deep geological repositories for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {The operation and closure of a deep geological repository for the disposal of high level and alpha bearing wastes is a long term project involving many disciplines. This unique combination of nuclear operations in a deep underground location will require careful planning by the operating organization. The basic purpose of the operation stage of the deep repository is to ensure the safe disposal of the radioactive wastes. The purpose of the closure stage is to ensure that the wastes are safely isolated from the biosphere, and that the surface region can be returned to normal use. During these two stages of operation and closure, it is essential that both workers and the public are safely protected from radiation hazards, and that workers are protected from the hazards of working underground. For these periods of the repository, it is essential to carry out monitoring for purposes of radiological protection, and to continue testing and investigations to provide data for repository performance confirmation and for final safety assessment. Over the lengthy stages of operation and closure, there will be substantial feedback of experience and generation of site data. These will lead both to improved quality of operation and a better understanding of the site characteristics, thereby enhancing the confidence in the ability of the repository system to isolate the waste and protect future generations. 15 refs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1991}
month = {Oct}
}