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Characterisation of long-term geological changes for disposal sites

proceedings of an NEA workshop

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Published by Nuclear Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD Publications and Information Center, distributor] in [Paris], [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Risk assessment -- Congresses.,
  • Radioactive waste sites -- Evaluation -- Congresses.,
  • Geology, Structural -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementorganised by the OECD-NEA Co-ordinating Group on Site Evaluation and Design of Experiments for Radioactive Waste Disposal (SEDE), Paris , France, 19-21 September 1994.
    SeriesOECD documents, Disposal of radioactive waste
    ContributionsOECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Co-ordinating Group on Site Evaluation and Design of Experiments for Radioactive Waste Disposal.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD898.14.G47 C46 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination163 p. ;
    Number of Pages163
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL590724M
    ISBN 109264148299
    LC Control Number96181874
    OCLC/WorldCa34843795

    Spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, destined for geologic disposal, are located at sites inmore» The proposed repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is far more isolated from the general population than any sites where these radioactive materials are presently located. @article{osti_, title = {EC MoDeRn Project: In-situ Demonstration of Innovative Monitoring Technologies for Geological Disposal - }, author = {Breen, B. J. and Garcia-Sineriz, J. L. and Maurer, H. and Mayer, S. and Schroeder, T. J. and Verstricht, J.}, abstractNote = {Monitoring to provide information on the evolution of geological disposal presents several . @article{osti_, title = {International Symposium on Site Characterization for CO2Geological Storage}, author = {Tsang, Chin-Fu}, abstractNote = {Several technological options have been proposed to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of CO{sub 2}. One proposed remedy is to separate and capture CO{sub 2} from fossil-fuel power plants and other .


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Characterisation of long-term geological changes for disposal sites: proceedings of an NEA workshop. [OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Co-ordinating Group on Site Evaluation and Design of Experiments for Radioactive Waste Disposal.;].

Geological disposal has been internationally adopted as the most effective approach to assure the long-term, safe disposition of the used nuclear fuels and radioactive waste materials produced from nuclear power generation, nuclear weapons programs, medical, treatments, and industrial applications.

CHARACTERIZATION OF SITES FOR GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL The IAEA has, over a period of more than twenty years, published several documents addressing the topics of selection and characterization of sites for geological disposal of radioactive wastes.

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General controls on waste disposal site selection are presented. Geological/hydrogeological criteria primarily control the suitability of waste disposal sites, and the importance of both bedrock and drift geology to the protection of groundwater is underlined. question geologic disposal as the preferred means of disposal for long-lived wastes.

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Linear and circular scanline mappings, structural geological Author: Amadu Casmed Charles, Foli Gordon, Abanyie Samuel.

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The presentation tackles the subject in a detailed and integrated manner while making the information accessible both to those involved in the field. Compared to other large engineering projects, 8 geologic repositories for high-level waste are peculiar undertakings because (1) they are first-of-a-kind, complex, and long-term projects that must actively manage hazardous materials during the operational phase; (2) they are expected, using natural and engineered barriers, to hold these.

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