Borehole disposal of disused sealed sources

Quintessa has been awarded a contract by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Ltd. (NECSA) to undertake a generic post-closure safety assessment of the borehole disposal concept for disused radioactive sealed sources.

The work will be undertaken over a twelve month period and forms part of Phase 3 (demonstration of concept feasibility) of a larger Technical Cooperation (TC) project awarded to NECSA by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The aim of the TC project is to provide a safe, technically feasible and economically viable disposal option for countries without adequate nuclear infrastructure, to dispose of their disused sealed sources. 

Image courtesy of NECSA.