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Planning and Design Considerations for Geological Repository Programmes of Radioactive Waste

English IAEA-TECDOC-1755 978-92-0-109914-3
80 18.00 2014

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Disposal in a geological repository is the generally accepted solution for the long term management of high level and/or long lived radioactive wastes, in line with the general principles defined in the IAEA Safety Fundamentals. This publication presents practical information on the way a geological repository programme for radioactive waste could be defined and planned, with special attention to all aspects having an impact on the timing. Country specific examples for repository development phases are provided, based on actual experiences from Member States.

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