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Potential host media for a high-level waste repository

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Abstract

Earlier studies of burial of radioactive wastes in geologic repositories had concentrated on salt formations for well-publicized reasons. However, under the Carter administration, significant changes were made in the US nuclear waste management program. Changes which were made were: (1) expansion of the number of rock types under consideration; (2) adoption of the multiple-barrier approach to waste containment; (3) additional requirements for waste retrieval; and (4) new criteria proposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the isolation of high-level waste in geologic repositories. Results of the studies of different types of rocks as repository sites are summarized herein. It is concluded that each generic rock type has certain advantages and disadvantages when considered from various aspects of the waste disposal problem and that characteristics of rocks are so varied that a most favorable or least favorable rock type cannot be easily identified. This lack of definitive characteristics of rocks makes site selection and good engineering barriers very important for containment of the wastes. (BLM)
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-014744
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Underground Space; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 6:4-5
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
6682139
Research Organizations:
Colorado School of Mines, Golden
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: UNSPD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 234-240
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Hustrulid, W. Potential host media for a high-level waste repository. United Kingdom: N. p., 1982. Web.
Hustrulid, W. Potential host media for a high-level waste repository. United Kingdom.
Hustrulid, W. 1982. "Potential host media for a high-level waste repository." United Kingdom.
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title = {Potential host media for a high-level waste repository}
author = {Hustrulid, W}
abstractNote = {Earlier studies of burial of radioactive wastes in geologic repositories had concentrated on salt formations for well-publicized reasons. However, under the Carter administration, significant changes were made in the US nuclear waste management program. Changes which were made were: (1) expansion of the number of rock types under consideration; (2) adoption of the multiple-barrier approach to waste containment; (3) additional requirements for waste retrieval; and (4) new criteria proposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the isolation of high-level waste in geologic repositories. Results of the studies of different types of rocks as repository sites are summarized herein. It is concluded that each generic rock type has certain advantages and disadvantages when considered from various aspects of the waste disposal problem and that characteristics of rocks are so varied that a most favorable or least favorable rock type cannot be easily identified. This lack of definitive characteristics of rocks makes site selection and good engineering barriers very important for containment of the wastes. (BLM)}
journal = {Underground Space; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {6:4-5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1982}
month = {Jan}
}