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Title: Practice and assessment of sea dumping of radioactive wastes

This paper discusses the practice and assessment of the ocean dumping of low-level radioactive wastes. It describes the international and multilateral regulatory framework, the sources, composition, packaging and rate of dumping and, in particular, the recent radiological assessment of the only operational disposal site in the northeast Atlantic. The paper concludes with a discussion of future ocean disposal practices for radioactive wastes, and the application of the approach to the dumping of non-radioactive contaminants in the ocean. 39 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5352128
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA-13380; CONF-8504176-1
ON: DE85017913
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: NATO advanced research workshop, Vilamona, Portugal, 24 Apr 1985
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA); Bedford Inst. of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MARINE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; EVALUATION; ATLANTIC OCEAN; GLOBAL ASPECTS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; REGULATIONS; DOSES; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; POPULATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 055002 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability-- Nontechnical Aspects