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Characterization of Radioactive Waste Forms and Packages

Technical Reports Series No. 383

English STI/DOC/010/383 ¦ 92-0-100497-4

138 pages ¦ 17 figures ¦ € 35.00 ¦ Date published: 1997


This publication provides a compendium of waste form, container and waste package properties which are potential importance for waste characterization to support approval for treatment/conditioning, storage and disposal methods and for predicting both short and long term waste behaviour in the repository environment. The properties to be characterized are defined in terms of the technical rationale for their control and characterization. Characterization methods for each property are described in general with reference to detailed discussions existing in the literature. Guidance as to the advantages and disadvantages of individual methods from a technical perspective is also provided where appropriate. This report deals with the characterization of all types of radioactive wastes except spent fuel intended for direct disposal.

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