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Repository schemes for high-level radioactive waste disposal. Report on task no. 1(b)- Review of schemes for argillaceous and saliferous formations

Abstract

This Report examines international proposals for the underground storage of high level radioactive waste. From this study proposals have been developed in relation to conditions that can be expected in the United Kingdom. This Report is restricted to the consideration of repositories in the softer rocks, the clays and the shales which can be encountered in many parts of the United Kingdom. It has also considered the construction of a repository in rock salt. The only such deposits which could be developed for the purpose are found under the North Sea. For the purpose of this Study it has been assumed that suitable sites can be located near enough to a coast line to allow works to be constructed from the land. The likely cost of a repository will vary widely depending upon the nature of the ground in which it is constructed and the depth. The choice here is not an engineering matter but is dictated by the degree of protection which it is necessary to give to the environment, both within the forseeable future and for many generations to come. Costs are estimated making various assumptions.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1981
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
AIX-14-807551; EDB-84-062412
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; CLAYS; COST; SALT DEPOSITS; SHALES; UNITED KINGDOM; EUROPE; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; STORAGE; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; WASTES; WESTERN EUROPE; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
5049322
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Availability:
British Library Lending Division, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorks. LS23 7BQ (Ref. GPB 1752).
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 122
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title = {Repository schemes for high-level radioactive waste disposal. Report on task no. 1(b)- Review of schemes for argillaceous and saliferous formations}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {This Report examines international proposals for the underground storage of high level radioactive waste. From this study proposals have been developed in relation to conditions that can be expected in the United Kingdom. This Report is restricted to the consideration of repositories in the softer rocks, the clays and the shales which can be encountered in many parts of the United Kingdom. It has also considered the construction of a repository in rock salt. The only such deposits which could be developed for the purpose are found under the North Sea. For the purpose of this Study it has been assumed that suitable sites can be located near enough to a coast line to allow works to be constructed from the land. The likely cost of a repository will vary widely depending upon the nature of the ground in which it is constructed and the depth. The choice here is not an engineering matter but is dictated by the degree of protection which it is necessary to give to the environment, both within the forseeable future and for many generations to come. Costs are estimated making various assumptions.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1981}
month = {Jan}
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