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Researching radioactive waste disposal. [Underground repository]

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Abstract

At present it is planned to use the vitrification process to convert highly radioactive liquid wastes, arising from nuclear power programme, into glass which will be contained in steel cylinders for storage. The UKAEA in collaboration with other European countries is currently assessing the relative suitability of various natural geological structures as final repositories for the vitrified material. The Institute of Geological Sciences has been commissioned to specify the geological criteria that should be met by a rock structure if it is to be used for the construction of a repository though at this stage disposal sites are not being sought. The current research programme aims to obtain basic geological data about the structure of the rocks well below the surface and is expected to continue for at least three years. The results in all the European countries will then be considered so that the United Kingdom can choose a preferred method for isolating their wastes. It is only at that stage that a firm commitment may be made to select a site for a potential repository, when a far more detailed scientific research study will be instituted. Heat transfer problems and chemical effects which may occur within and around  More>>
Authors:
Feates, F; Keen, N [1] 
  1. UKAEA Research Group, Harwell. Atomic Energy Research Establishment
Publication Date:
Feb 16, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-09-374429; ERA-03-042384; EDB-78-088690
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: New Sci.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 77:1090
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; COMMON MARKET; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; HEAT TRANSFER; PLANNING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; SITE SELECTION; UKAEA; VITRIFICATION; ENERGY TRANSFER; EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; STORAGE; UNITED KINGDOM ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE STORAGE; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
6885454
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NWSCA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 426-428
Announcement Date:
Jul 01, 1978

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Citation Formats

Feates, F, and Keen, N. Researching radioactive waste disposal. [Underground repository]. United Kingdom: N. p., 1976. Web.
Feates, F, & Keen, N. Researching radioactive waste disposal. [Underground repository]. United Kingdom.
Feates, F, and Keen, N. 1976. "Researching radioactive waste disposal. [Underground repository]." United Kingdom.
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title = {Researching radioactive waste disposal. [Underground repository]}
author = {Feates, F, and Keen, N}
abstractNote = {At present it is planned to use the vitrification process to convert highly radioactive liquid wastes, arising from nuclear power programme, into glass which will be contained in steel cylinders for storage. The UKAEA in collaboration with other European countries is currently assessing the relative suitability of various natural geological structures as final repositories for the vitrified material. The Institute of Geological Sciences has been commissioned to specify the geological criteria that should be met by a rock structure if it is to be used for the construction of a repository though at this stage disposal sites are not being sought. The current research programme aims to obtain basic geological data about the structure of the rocks well below the surface and is expected to continue for at least three years. The results in all the European countries will then be considered so that the United Kingdom can choose a preferred method for isolating their wastes. It is only at that stage that a firm commitment may be made to select a site for a potential repository, when a far more detailed scientific research study will be instituted. Heat transfer problems and chemical effects which may occur within and around repositories are being investigated and a conceptual design study for an underground repository is being prepared.}
journal = {New Sci.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {77:1090}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1976}
month = {Feb}
}