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Title: Demonstration of an initial screening phase for site selection for low level radioactive waste burial - an evaluation of relevant IAEA guidelines.
Issue Date: Apr-1984
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Abstract: Low level radioactive wastes arising from the use of radioisotopes in medicine and industry are accumulating throughout Australia. The rate of accumulation has not been large and storage of these wastes close to the point of use has proved practicable to date but consideration must now be given to a central repository or repositories for these low level wastes. This report considers the question of selecting a site suitable for disposal of wastes by shallow ground burial. It attempts to asses the practicability of using factors suggested by the IAEA for the initial phase of site screening. The screening process described has essentially two stages. In the first New South Wales was divided into broad structural units and these ranked in order of suitability. In the second stage survey sites in which thick clay beds outcropped were delineated in the five highest ranking structural units. These survey sites were ranked on the basis of various geomorphological properties which largely described the hydrogeology of the site.
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/264
ISBN: 064259791X
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