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IMPACT FROM ROAD TRANSPORT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN SPAIN
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
This work focuses in transport of high level radioactive wastes, mainly consisting of spent fuels from nuclear power utilities in Spain. To date, these wastes are being stored in the own generating facilities, or they are sent to France; but these options are not any more technically or economically sustainable, thus a central repository has been planned in the country -its final location just decided in November 2011- so that we have chosen this site to advance in the studies. The objectives are to describe the logistics of these transports and estimate their associated radiological impacts: eight routes are considered, corresponding to the nuclear power installations in Spain, plus the return of spent fuels which are also temporary stored in France; calculation of impacts is based in the radiation index of transport, speed and distances, populations exposed, the corresponding doses and average values of risk. We have developed a computer application, which needs only to enter the radiation level at 1 m from the transport and select the route; thus the radiological impacts are automatically obtained, concluding that they are irrelevant in normal conditions of transports, while the program (web available) can be useful for further analysis of such operations.
International
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JCR
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Title
Global Nest Journal
ISBN
1790-7632
Impact factor JCR
0,45
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2010
Volume
14
Journal number
2
From page
202
To page
209
Month
JUNIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Antonio Calleja Rubio (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Gutierrez Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Cristobal Colon Hernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada
  • Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
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