Climate evolution in the long-term safety assessment of surface and geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste in Belgium

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Climate evolution in the long-term safety assessment of surface and geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste in Belgium. / Van Geet, Maarten; De Craen, Mieke; Beerten, Koen; Leterme, Bertrand; Mallants, Dirk; Wouters, Laurent; Cool, Wim; Brassinnes, Stéphane.

In: Geologica Belgica, Vol. 15, No. 1-2, 07.2011, p. 8-15.

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Van Geet, Maarten ; De Craen, Mieke ; Beerten, Koen ; Leterme, Bertrand ; Mallants, Dirk ; Wouters, Laurent ; Cool, Wim ; Brassinnes, Stéphane. / Climate evolution in the long-term safety assessment of surface and geological disposal facilities for radioactive waste in Belgium. In: Geologica Belgica. 2011 ; Vol. 15, No. 1-2. pp. 8-15.

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abstract = "In order to protect man and the environment, long-lasting, passive solutions are needed for the different categories of radioactive waste. In Belgium, it has been decided that Category A waste (low and intermediate level short-lived waste) will be disposed in a near-surface facility. The reference solution for the disposal of Category B and C wastes (high-level and other long-lived radioactive waste) is a deep geological repository. In both cases, the long-term safety of a given disposal facility is evaluated. Different scenarios and assessment cases are developed illustrating the range of possibilities for the evolution and performance of a disposal system without trying to predict its precise behaviour. Within these scenarios, the evolution of the climate will play a major role. This paper describes the fundamentals of the long-term safety assessment of waste disposal facilities in Belgium. It furthermore describes future climate evolution based on a literature review, and evaluates how climate predictions can be treated in safety assessment studies for the long-term safety of disposal facilities.",
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