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Repository design

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Abstract

Various technical issues of radioactive waste design are addressed in this paper. Two approaches to repository design considered herein are: (1) design to minimize the disturbance of the hot rock; and (2) designs that intentionally modify the hot rock to insure better containment of the wastes. The latter designs range from construction of a highly impermeable barrier around a spherical cavern to creating a matrix of tunnels and boreholes to form a cage within which the hydraulic pressure is nearly constant. Examples of these design alternatives are described in some detail. It is concluded that proposed designs for repositories illustrate that performance criteria considered acceptable for such facilities can be met by appropriate site selection and repository engineering. With these technically feasible design concepts, it is also felt that socioeconomic and institutional issues can be better resolved. (BLM)
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-014746
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; SITE SELECTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; DESIGN; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
6982499
Research Organizations:
Applied Mechanics, Inc., Grand Junction, CO
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: UNSPD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 247-258
Announcement Date:
Jan 01, 1983

Journal Article:

Citation Formats

John, C M. Repository design. United Kingdom: N. p., 1982. Web.
John, C M. Repository design. United Kingdom.
John, C M. 1982. "Repository design." United Kingdom.
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title = {Repository design}
author = {John, C M}
abstractNote = {Various technical issues of radioactive waste design are addressed in this paper. Two approaches to repository design considered herein are: (1) design to minimize the disturbance of the hot rock; and (2) designs that intentionally modify the hot rock to insure better containment of the wastes. The latter designs range from construction of a highly impermeable barrier around a spherical cavern to creating a matrix of tunnels and boreholes to form a cage within which the hydraulic pressure is nearly constant. Examples of these design alternatives are described in some detail. It is concluded that proposed designs for repositories illustrate that performance criteria considered acceptable for such facilities can be met by appropriate site selection and repository engineering. With these technically feasible design concepts, it is also felt that socioeconomic and institutional issues can be better resolved. (BLM)}
journal = {Underground Space; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {6:4-5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1982}
month = {Jan}
}