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Site selection factors for repositories of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes in geological formations

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide guidelines for the selection and evaluation of suitable areas and sites for the disposal of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes into geological formations. This report is also intended to provide summary information on many types of geological formations underlying the land masses that might be considered as well as guidance on the geological and hydrological factors that should be investigated to demonstrate the suitability of the formations. In addition, other factors that should be considered in selecting a site for a radioactive waste repository are discussed briefly. The information, as presented, was developed to the extent of current technology for application to the evaluation of deep (greater than about 300 meters below ground level) geological formations in the selection of suitable areas for the disposal of solid or solidified high-level and alpha-bearing wastes. The extreme complexity of many geological environments and of the rock features that govern the presence and circulation of groundwater does not make it feasible to derive strict criteria for the selection of a site for a radioactive waste repository in a geological formation. Each potential repository location must be evaluated according to its own unique geological and hydrological  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1977
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
AIX-09-363667; ERA-03-039343; EDB-78-077958
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Technical reports series
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SITE SELECTION; DOSE LIMITS; EVALUATION; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GROUND WATER; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; REVIEWS; ROCKS; SOLID WASTES; SURFACE WATERS; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDS; STORAGE; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; WASTES; WATER; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
5030942
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 64
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Not Available. Site selection factors for repositories of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes in geological formations. IAEA: N. p., 1977. Web.
Not Available. Site selection factors for repositories of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes in geological formations. IAEA.
Not Available. 1977. "Site selection factors for repositories of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes in geological formations." IAEA.
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title = {Site selection factors for repositories of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes in geological formations}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {The purpose of this report is to provide guidelines for the selection and evaluation of suitable areas and sites for the disposal of solid high-level and alpha-bearing wastes into geological formations. This report is also intended to provide summary information on many types of geological formations underlying the land masses that might be considered as well as guidance on the geological and hydrological factors that should be investigated to demonstrate the suitability of the formations. In addition, other factors that should be considered in selecting a site for a radioactive waste repository are discussed briefly. The information, as presented, was developed to the extent of current technology for application to the evaluation of deep (greater than about 300 meters below ground level) geological formations in the selection of suitable areas for the disposal of solid or solidified high-level and alpha-bearing wastes. The extreme complexity of many geological environments and of the rock features that govern the presence and circulation of groundwater does not make it feasible to derive strict criteria for the selection of a site for a radioactive waste repository in a geological formation. Each potential repository location must be evaluated according to its own unique geological and hydrological setting. Therefore, only general guidance is offered, and this is done through discussion of the many factors that need to be considered in order to obtain the necessary assurances that the radionuclides will be confined in the geological repository over the required period of time.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1977}
month = {Jan}
}