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PROSPECTS OF DEALING WITH RW ACCUMULATED IN THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE FUEL COMPANY JSC TVEL

JOURNAL: , , p. 60-65

AUTHOR: K.G. Bocharov, S.V. Miheev, M.V. Vedernikova

ANNOTATION:

Decisions on designation of certain accumulated radioactive waste (RW) as non-retrievable, made during the Initial registration campaign, were based on comparative estimates of collective effective doses, risks and expenses for the two considered waste management options. The status of facilities holding non-retrievable RW allowed to start upgrading of some facilities in order to achieve their safe configuration as non-retrievable RW disposal facilities. These efforts are being performed in strict compliance with the requirements of relevant federal norms and regulations, and sanitary rules. No comparison of disposal options is required to designate RW as retrievable waste. The case study of the Fuel Company “TVEL” presented in the article demonstrates that feasibility study performed to categorize RW as non-retrievable enables to proceed with relevant efforts on isolating the waste from the environment. At the same time, retrieval operations involving retrievable RW are often performed in violation of the fundamental radiation protection principle — the justification principle. Comprehensive feasibility study enabling to choose the most safe and financially viable way of achieving the final isolation of waste can result in review of decisions regarding the designation of waste as retrievable RW.

Keywords: non-retrievable radioactive waste, legacy, safety case, Angarsk electrolysis chemical combine.


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Bocharov K. G., Mikheyev S. V., Vedernikova M. V. Prospects of Dealing with RW Accumulated in the Organizations of the Fuel Company JSC «TVEL» // Radioactive waste. — 2017. — 1. — pp. 60—65.


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