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  1. Chemical and radiological risk factors associated with waste from energy production.

    Article - En anglais

    We have tried to estimate potential of waste from nuclear plants adn from power plants burning fossil fuels.

    The potential risks have been expressed as « risk potentials » or « person equivalents ».

    These are purely theoretical units and represent only an attempt to quantify the potential impact of different sources and substances on human health.

    Existing concentration limits for effects on human health are used.

    The phylosophy behind establishing limits for several carcinogenic chemicals is based on a linear dose-effect curve.

    That is, no lower concentration of no effect exists and one has to accept a certain small risk by accepting the concentration limit.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gestion déchet, Analyse risque, Toxicité, Carcinogène, Déchet radioactif, Déchet industriel, Industrie énergie, Centrale électrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Waste management, Risk analysis, Toxicity, Carcinogen, Radioactive waste, Industrial waste, Energy industry, Power plant

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0353016

    Code Inist : 001D16B06. Création : 199406.