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Title: Proceedings of the 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research Design and Operation

Abstract

The 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation was held in Santa Fe New Mexico September 8-10, 2014. The forty seven registered participants were equally divided between the United States (US) and Germany, with one participant from The Netherlands. The agenda for the 2014 workshop was under development immediately upon finishing the 4th Workshop. Ongoing, fundamental topics such as thermomechanical behavior of salt, plugging and sealing, the safety case, and performance assessment continue to advance the basis for disposal of heat-generating nuclear waste in salt formations. The utility of a salt underground research laboratory (URL) remains an intriguing concept engendering discussion of testing protocol. By far the most interest in this years’ workshop pertained to operational safety. Given events at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), this discussion took on a new sense of relevance and urgency.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology (KIT) (Germany)
  3. DBE Technology, Peine (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1169932
Report Number(s):
SAND2015-0500R
562408
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hansen, Francis D., Leigh, Christi, Stein, Walter, Bollingerfehr, Wilhelm, and Von Berlepsche, Thilo. Proceedings of the 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research Design and Operation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1169932.
Hansen, Francis D., Leigh, Christi, Stein, Walter, Bollingerfehr, Wilhelm, & Von Berlepsche, Thilo. Proceedings of the 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research Design and Operation. United States. doi:10.2172/1169932.
Hansen, Francis D., Leigh, Christi, Stein, Walter, Bollingerfehr, Wilhelm, and Von Berlepsche, Thilo. Thu . "Proceedings of the 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research Design and Operation". United States. doi:10.2172/1169932. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1169932.
@article{osti_1169932,
title = {Proceedings of the 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research Design and Operation},
author = {Hansen, Francis D. and Leigh, Christi and Stein, Walter and Bollingerfehr, Wilhelm and Von Berlepsche, Thilo},
abstractNote = {The 5th US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation was held in Santa Fe New Mexico September 8-10, 2014. The forty seven registered participants were equally divided between the United States (US) and Germany, with one participant from The Netherlands. The agenda for the 2014 workshop was under development immediately upon finishing the 4th Workshop. Ongoing, fundamental topics such as thermomechanical behavior of salt, plugging and sealing, the safety case, and performance assessment continue to advance the basis for disposal of heat-generating nuclear waste in salt formations. The utility of a salt underground research laboratory (URL) remains an intriguing concept engendering discussion of testing protocol. By far the most interest in this years’ workshop pertained to operational safety. Given events at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), this discussion took on a new sense of relevance and urgency.},
doi = {10.2172/1169932},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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