Safety analyses for disposal of decommissioning wastes

Timo Vieno, Henrik Nordman, Kari Rasilainen, Vesa Suolanen

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    Finland produces about 35% of its electricity from its two nuclear power plants. The power companies are responsible for management of the arising radioactive wastes, including the final disposal. Repositories for low- and medium-level operational reactor waste will be excavated in the bedrock at the two power plant sites. The Preliminary Safety Analysis Reports for these repositories were presented to the authorities in December 1986. For the Olkiluoto power plant, the authorities permitted the construction license in March 1988 and excavation of the repository has been started. At the other nuclear power plant, Loviisa, where there is plenty of storing capacity for low- and medium-level waste, the repository will be constructed in 1990's. The operating licenses of the nuclear power plants require that updated plans for decommissioning are presented to the authorities every fifth year. The updated decommissioning plans presented in December 1987 include comprehensive safety analyses of the final disposal of decommissioning wastes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Topical Meeting on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management (Spectrum '88)
    PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society (ANS)
    ISBN (Print)978-0-89448-143-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1988
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management (Spectrum '88) - Pasco, United States
    Duration: 11 Sept 198815 Sept 1988


    ConferenceInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management (Spectrum '88)
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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