Groundwater system characterisation in support of safety assessment for radioactive waste disposal

Raffaella Testoni, Riccardo Levizzari, Mario De Salve

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Radioactive waste disposal is a strategic activity in the nuclear field to safeguard the population and the environment from radiological risks. In the radioactive waste disposal field, safety assessment aims to foresee and manage the environmental and radiological impact of possible radionuclide releases. One of the main radionuclide transport pathways in the environment is through groundwater. This paper deals with an assessment process applied to a characterisation of a groundwater system and its relations with surface water, in order to foresee critical scenarios of possible radionuclide migration in environmental matrices (e.g., groundwater, surface water, soil, etc.). The study examines in depth the groundwater system of a nuclear site in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56 - 77
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Pollution
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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