Water bodies

Waste Management – Repository sites and threats to water bodies Pt. II

Waste Management - Repository sites and threats to water bodies Pt. II

Picking up from where I left of in the previous post, I highlighted the role of water in the risk of radiation pollution of water bodies. With reference to the pollution transfer continuum, water may both be a mobilisation mechanism by dissolving radionuclides, and also a transportation mechanism by carrying these dissolved radionuclides into larger water bodies via groundwater […]

Waste Management – Repository sites and threats to water bodies Pt. I

Waste Management - Repository sites and threats to water bodies Pt. I

My previous post touched on geologic disposal of radioactive wastes and substances. Continuing from there, I will touch on disposal in repository sites, where not only natural but man-made barriers are utilised in ensuring the isolation of these substances. Additionally, I will also introduce one consideration – water – that is crucial in ensuring the […]

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