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Carbon-14 Project Phase 2 - Formation of a Gas Phase and its Migration.

Hoch, A.R., Rochelle, C.A., Humphreys, Paul, Lloyd, J.R., Heath, T.G. and Thatcher, K.E. (2016) Carbon-14 Project Phase 2 - Formation of a Gas Phase and its Migration. Technical Report. Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM), London, UK.

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Abstract

Carbon-14 is a key radionuclide in the assessment of the safety of a geological disposal
facility (GDF) for radioactive waste, because of the potential radiological impact of gaseous
carbon-14 bearing species. RWM has established a project team, in which the partners work
together to develop an holistic approach to carbon-14 management in a geological disposal
system. This report is part one a suite of reports produced as part of the project.
This report is concerned with work to understand the likely formation of a gas phase, and its
subsequent migration through the near and far field. In the absence of (i) a site for geological
disposal of radioactive wastes and (ii) detailed information on the GDF design, it is not possible to
develop a single conceptual model for how carbon-14 bearing gases might migrate from a GDF to
the biosphere. Rather, at this generic stage, it is appropriate to consider a range of behaviours. A
set of illustrative, post-closure cases is defined, which can be used to link the generation rates of
carbon-14 bearing gases to radiological risk

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmailORCID
AuthorHoch, A RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDRochelle, C AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDHumphreys, Paulp.n.humphreys@hud.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDLloyd, J RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDHeath, T GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDThatcher, K EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Paul Humphreys
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 14:32
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 14:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/29122

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