Radioactive Waste Management

Agence pour l'Energie Nucléaire

ISSN :
1990-0325 (en ligne)
ISSN :
1990-0333 (imprimé)
DOI :
10.1787/19900325
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A series of publications from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on various aspects of radioactive waste management. The publications in this series of analytical reports and conference proceedings focus on the development of strategies for a safe, broadly acceptable management of sustainable and all types of radioactive waste and materials.

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Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Review of Developments in the Last Decade You do not have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
OCDE, AEN
Date de publication :
04 fév 1999
Pages :
108
ISBN :
9789246180547 (PDF) ; 9789264171947 (imprimé)
DOI :
10.1787/9789246180547-en

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The concept of removing long-lived radioactive wastes from the human environment by disposal in deep geological repositories was developed several decades ago. In the intervening years, research efforts world-wide have increased our knowledge and understanding of how underground disposal systems will function over very long periods of time. Significant progress has also been made towards implementation of such facilities. There have, however, been delays in the disposal programmes of several countries. This report is a review of developments in the past decade. The primary sources of information are the answers to a questionnaire provided by waste management organisations represented in the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC). The latter is an international forum of senior specialists from safety authorities, waste management agencies, R&D institutions and policy-making bodies.

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Table des matières

Foreword
Executive Summary
1. Introduction
2. Confidence in the Concept of Geological Disposal
3. Progress in Geological Disposal
4. Lessons to be Learnt - Conclusions Drawn
Appendix 1. The NEA Questionnaire
Appendix 2. Overview of Responses: Structural and Organizational
Appendix 3. Overview of Responses: Scientific and Technical Basis
Appendix 4. Overview of Responses: Performance and Safety Assessment
Appendix 5. References for Appendices 2-4
Appendix 6. Overview of Responses: Communication and Perceptions
Appendix 7. Key Texts of Published Collective Opinions of the NEA
Appendix 8. List of Acronyms