SciTech Connect

Title: Geological problems in radioactive waste isolation - second worldwide review

Geological problems in radioactive waste isolation - second worldwide review The first world wide review of the geological problems in radioactive waste isolation was published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1991. This review was a compilation of reports that had been submitted to a workshop held in conjunction with the 28th International Geological Congress that took place July 9-19, 1989 in Washington, D.C. Reports from 15 countries were presented at the workshop and four countries provided reports after the workshop, so that material from 19 different countries was included in the first review. It was apparent from the widespread interest in this first review that the problem of providing a permanent and reliable method of isolating radioactive waste from the biosphere is a topic of great concern among the more advanced, as well as the developing, nations of the world. This is especially the case in connection with high-level waste (HLW) after its removal from nuclear power plants. The general concensus is that an adequate isolation can be accomplished by selecting an appropriate geologic setting and carefully designing the underground system with its engineered barriers. This document contains the Second Worldwide Review of Geological Problems in Radioactive Waste Isolation, dated September 1996.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 469155
Report Number(s):LBNL--38915
ON: DE97005335; TRN: 97:010310
DOE Contract Number:AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Sep 1996
Research Org:Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; SITE SELECTION; GLOBAL ASPECTS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; WIPP