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¿Impact from road transport of radioactive wastes in Spain?
Áreas de investigación
  • Efluente radiactivo
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 still to be decided- so that we have chosen one candidate site to advance in the studies. The objectives are to describe the logistics of these transports and estimate their asso-ciated 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 automati-cally 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.
Nombre congreso
12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2011)
Tipo de participación
Lugar del congreso
Rhodes island, Greece
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Título de las actas
Actas 12th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2011)
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  • Autor: Jose Antonio Calleja Rubio (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando Gutierrez Martin (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Eléctrica (E.U.I.T. Industrial)
  • Departamento: Química Industrial y Polímeros
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