Research and analysis

Wigner energy in irradiated graphite and post-closure safety

Provides the Environment Agency with a basis for developing guidance to waste producers on the management of irradiated graphite wastes.

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Wigner Energy in Irradiated Graphite and Post-Closure Safety

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The overall aim of the study reported in this paper was to provide the Environment Agency with a basis for developing guidance to waste producers on the management of irradiated graphite wastes. Current policy notes that the preferred route for managing the wastes in the short term has to accommodate the requirement for safety in the long term, that is, the route should be sustainable. Important themes associated with this include not foreclosing options if the current policy of geological disposal changes as a result of the current review and the ease of reworking the waste packages under these circumstances.

Published 24 June 2005