Natural radioactivity and radioactive waste disposal

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doi: 10.1016/0377-0273(92)90045-F
Authors:Chapman, Neil A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Intera Sciences, Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Other:
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Essays on magmas and other earth fluids; a volume in appreciation of Prof. Peter G. Harris
Volume Authors:Cox, K. G., editor; Baker, P. E.
Source:Essays on magmas and other earth fluids; a volume in appreciation of Prof. Peter G. Harris, edited by K. G. Cox and P. E. Baker. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 50(1-2), p.197-206. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0377-0273
Publication Date:1992
Note:In English. 16 refs.; illus.
Summary:The disposal of long-lived radioactive wastes by deep burial in suitable rock formations is an emotive issue. Although disposal is technically not exceptionally demanding, the demonstration of long- term safety using predictive hydrogeological and geochemical models has proved much more difficult. In order to validate the results of such predictions the models and associated computer codes and databases are being tested and calibrated on natural radioactive systems. The ways in which information on natural radiation sources, and the distribution and behaviour of radionuclides in geochemical systems, is being used, is reviewed to evaluate the performance of deep radioactive waste repositories. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Applications; Data bases; Data processing; Geochemistry; Ground water; Models; Pollution; Prediction; Radioactive waste; Radioactivity; Risk assessment; Underground installations; Waste disposal
Abstract Numbers:93M/535
Record ID:1996025121
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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