Dose profile surrounding a waste repository
The waste repository analyzed is an interim storage facility that houses low and intermediate level conditioned radioactive waste. In total, it contains 9996 200-L waste barrels. The barrels are arranged in a crate geometry to ensure easy access to each barrel. The repository walls are 0.2 m thick with extra shielding (0.7 m) present on the west, north, and east sides of the repository. Instead of extra shielding the south side of the repository has a 5.25 m gap from the crates to the wall, allowing for crane maneuverability. The dose rate profile was analyzed using Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport ...