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Title: Determination of 36Cl and other long-lived radionuclides in decommissioning concrete wastes
Authors: Ashton, Linda
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: © Linda Ashton
Abstract: The decommissioning of nuclear power stations will lead to the production of a number of contaminated components. The materials produced will consist of process and structural wasteforms. Before this waste can be disposed it will be necessary to obtain a full inventory of those radionuclides contained in those wastes. This will be necessary to ensure that the waste is handled in a suitable manner and that full information is available so that reliable risk assessment can be carried out on the proposed disposal site. A number of radionuclides have been highlighted as significant in terms if their halflife, terrestrial mobility and predicted levels in decommissioning wastes. A selection of these radionuclides have been investigated, and methods developed for their determination in concrete. It was a requirement of this work that the methods developed were robust and that the minimum detectable amount was below that of the de minimis of O.4Bq g-1.
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14125
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