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Title: Deveoplment of a Framework for Assessing the Suitability of Controlled Landfills to Accept Disposal of Solid Low-Level Radioactive Waste: Technical Reference Manual
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1543, Representation ID: 540, Object ID: 2688
This report forms part of a research project aimed at establishing a framework for assessing the suitability of controlled landfills to accept disposals of solid low-level radioactive waste. The disposal of radioactive waste alongside other wastes at landfill sites is a disposal route aimed at small users rather than at the nuclear industry, and it is restricted to relatively low activity wastes. For the purpose of this project, it has been assumed that all SPB disposals will be made to non-hazardous landfill sites. The framework therefore may not be applicable to inert and hazardous landfill sites. The framework comprises the overall process for determining the suitability of landfill sites for accepting certain types of low-level radioactive waste. The framework comprises four principal stages: a a a a Initial screening for potentially suitable sites. Development of the assessment context and methodology. Calculation. Authorisation decision and conditions. The framework is aimed at assessing new sites, or sites that have not previously accepted radioactive waste. Assessments of landfill sites in terms of their environmental impacts require the identification of the sources, pathways and receptors through which environmental harm could arise. A generic set of these that encompasses the activities and environmental setting of landfill sites has been identified. This report provides brief qualitative descriptions of these elements of the conceptual models for the assessment, together with detailed descriptions of the mathematical models that will be used to calculate the radiological capacity of suitable sites. The assessment framework aims to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to the assessment of different sites. The framework therefore includes an assessment context that includes as many generic elements as possible. The remaining elements of the assessment context will be established on a site-specific basis. This report includes generic data for use in the assessments, and also some default values for site-specific elements. i SNIFFER UKRSR03 a SPB Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste March 2006
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: Special precautions burial; Solid low-level radioactive waste; Landfill sites
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 63
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