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Borehole Disposal Facilities for Radioactive Waste

Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-1
Specific Safety Guides

Superseded by: IAEA Safety Standards Series - SSG-1 (Rev. 1)

English STI/PUB/1418 ¦ 978-92-0-109109-3

100 pages ¦ 3 figures ¦ € 32.00 ¦ Date published: 2009

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This Safety Guide addresses the safety issues relevant to the disposal of disused sealed sources and provides guidance on meeting the safety requirements and criteria for such facilities. In addition to making recommendations on safety for borehole facilities, such as in site selection and characterization, design and operation, and for closure and post-closure, the Safety Guide also covers provision for containment and isolation, and the performance requirements of the engineered components of the disposal system.

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