By M. J. Stenhouse (auth.), M. J. Stenhouse, V. I. Kirko (eds.)
Significant quantities of liquid and sturdy radioactive waste were generated in Russia in the course of the construction of nuclear guns, and there's an pressing have to locate appropriate how you can deal with those wastes in a manner that protects either the present inhabitants and destiny generations. This ebook comprises contributions from natural and utilized scientists and different representatives from Europe, North the USA, and Russia, who're, or were, actively fascinated with the sphere of radioactive waste administration and disposal. First-hand adventure of particular difficulties linked to defence-related wastes within the united states and the Russian Federation is gifted, and present plans are defined for the disposal of strong wastes coming up from civilian nuclear strength creation programmes in different international locations, together with Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany and the united kingdom.
The publication offers a very good perception into ongoing learn at neighborhood and nationwide point inside Russia, dedicated to the secure disposal of defence-related radioactive waste. It additionally demonstrates how current services and expertise from civilian nuclear waste administration programmes might be utilized to fixing the issues created by way of nuclear defence programmes.
Contributions handle tools of immobilisation, website choice technique, web site characterisation strategies and knowledge interpretation, the most important components of safety/performance tests of deliberate deep (geological) repositories for radioactive waste, and radionuclide shipping modelling. matters linked to yes particular nuclear waste disposal suggestions and repository websites also are presented.
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Two options for the selection of overpack materials were investigated: • a thick overpack made of inexpensive materials (approximately 10 cm thick carbon steel), and • a thin overpack based on "noble" materials. (Hastelloy C4, Inconel 625, Ti/02Pd alloys, AISI316). Both options have pros and cons and the final choice will depend on the overall repository concept. However, the integrated gas production in the case of carbon steel may become the critical factor in the overall safety assessment. A thick carbon steel overpack is useful for reducing radiolysis phenomena in near-field materials.
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It should be noted here that not all the containment power is expected from the conditioned waste package alone. In fact, different levels of surrounding barriers will be developed and will greatly enhance the capability to contain the contamination for a long period of time. This concept is known as the multi barrier approach, which is addressed in this workshop . 2. INTERMEDIATE STORAGE The requirements for intermediate storage are in many aspects similar to those of long-term storage. Some of the specifications are, however, quantitatively different.