Radiation exposure during high-level radioactive waste for transport from France

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In anticipation of the planned repatriation this year of waste highly
Radioactive of the reprocessing plant at La Hague to Germany
the association for the safety of installations and nuclear reactors
(GRS - Gesellschaft fur Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit mbH) wishes to inform
the radioactive radiation containers:
It appears from the measurements made by GRS as debits dose
(Gamma radiation and neutron) has close transport containers
Waste (CASTOR HAW 20 / 28 CG) are comparable to values ​​measured at
former repatriation campaigns.
At a distance of about 20m the transport vehicle, they are of the order
of 3 - 6 Sv / h. This corresponds to the level of radiation which are exposed
travelers for a long haul flight was usual altitude (representation
Chart has address http://www.grs.de).
In anticipation of many repatriations of waste from La Hague until
Gorleben that have occurred since 2001, GRS had already carried out studies
and in-depth reviews on the radiological consequences related to
transportation of radioactive waste on the population, equipment and accompanying personnel. The results of the study are published in the report "Safety Analysis for the Transport of Radioactive Elements and
fuel irradiates in the region of Gorleben "GRS-A-2814 date of August 2000
http://www.grs.de and available on the site. In this report, the question of exposure to radiation in proximity of CASTOR containers is also parsed and is illustrated using graphic representations.
On the basis of the results of this safety analysis on request
the Federal Ministry of Environment (BMU), it turns out that exposure
of the population to radioactive radiation during the transport of waste
Radioactive is well below the authorized limits doses.

contacts:
- http://www.grs.de
-http: //www.bfs.de/bfs/presse/pr04/pr0410.html
Sources: Depeche IDW, Press release of the GRS, 21 / 10 / 2004
Editor: Nicolas Condette, nicolas.condette@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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