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Sealing of Underground Repositories for Radioactive Wastes

International Atomic Energy Agency.

Sealing of Underground Repositories for Radioactive Wastes

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1990 (Technical Reports Series (International Atomic Energy Agency))

by International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Published by International Atomic Energy Agency .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power & engineering,
  • Nuclear power industries,
  • Power Resources - Nuclear,
  • Radioactive Waste Disposal,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12891904M
    ISBN 109201253907
    ISBN 109789201253903
    OCLC/WorldCa23010255

    Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste, Second Edition, critically reviews state-of-the-art technologies and scientific methods relating to the implementation of the most effective approaches to the long-term, safe disposition of nuclear waste, also discussing regulatory developments and social engagement approaches as major themes. International Atomic Energy Agency, Sealing of Underground Repositories for Radioactive Wastes, Technical Reports Series No. , IAEA, Vienna (). Google Scholar 3.

      A Salty Solution for Nuclear Waste The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, known locally as WIPP (pronounced "whip"), opened in after decades of . The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant —the intermediate-­level repository dug into the salt beds of New Mexico—is intended to receive , gallon soft-steel drums of military-origin trans-uranium waste, holding among other substances the radioactive shavings from U.S. nuclear warhead manufacture.

    Sealing of a repository securely is an essential step in keeping radioactive substances away from the biosphere for long periods of time. The way in which the closure is executed and managed is of decisive importance for long-term safety, as errors can no longer be rectified after completion of the work. The isolation of radioactive wastes in geologic repositories requires that man-made penetrations such as shafts, tunnels and boreholes are adequately sealed. This paper presents the current design and construction issues for sealing a repository in salt and outlines some proposed solutions.


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Sealing of Underground Repositories for Radioactive Wastes by International Atomic Energy Agency. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The report reflects the general consensus that long lived radioactive wastes can be isolated safely from human environment in such repositories located in deep, geological formations.

One of the most important tasks in the development of underground disposal systems is the plugging of boreholes and the sealing of shafts excavated for either exploratory or operational purposes. Sealing of underground repositories for radioactive wastes.

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Backfilling and Sealing of Radioactive Waste Repositories [Hay, Anderson Mott] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sealing of Radioactive Waste Repositories by Nuclear Energy Agency,Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD Publications and Information Centre, distributor] edition, in EnglishPages: In particular, salt rock is one of the materials being considered for the siting of underground repositories for high level radioactive waste.

The sealing of the openings required for waste. Currently and previously active underground repositories isolating radioactive waste Underground isolation of dangerous wastes has been practiced safely for about half a century.

A few examples are fairly well-known in the international peer community, while others are virtually unknown (Table 1). In Germany, the former potash and rock salt mine Morsleben is so far the only underground repository for radioactive waste operated on the basis of the Atomic Act.

Inthe Morsleben repository was licensed by the authorities of the former German Democratic Republic for the disposal of low- and intermediate-level waste.

Multibarrier systems are commonly proposed for effective isolation of highly radioactive waste (HLW). Presently considered concepts take the host rock as a barrier claiming it to retard migration of possibly released radionuclides from HLW containers to the biosphere. This capacity is small unless water-bearing fracture zones intersecting the blasted waste-containing tunnels and excavation.

choice of disposal repository. Disposal of radioactive wastes in underground repositories, well designed and sited, is considered a safe * "Insignificant' indicates that the amount is not important for a particular waste package and disposal situation, based on results of safety analysis.

The Finnish power companies TVO and FPH currently operate four nuclear reactors, two each at the Olkiluoto and Loviisa sites. Both companies are responsible for the safe management of nuclear wastes. The underground repository program for low- and intermediate-level waste was commissioned in.

Can sealing of rock hosting a repository for highly radioactive waste be relied on. Roland Pusch. 1*, Sven Knutsson. 1, Gunnar Ramqvist. 2, Mohammed Hatem Mohammed. 1, Alireza Pourbakhtiar.

1Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden; *Corresponding Author: drawrite.

Nuclear waste from thermal plants poses a lasting risk to the biosphere because of its long radioactive life. The planned definitive storage place for it is in deeply buried repositories.

8 EXAMPLES OF EXISTING REPOSITORIES Operating, Surface/Near Surface - The El Cabril Repository, Spain based on input provided by ENRESA, Madrid, Spain Intermediate and Low Level Radioactive Waste Management System (LILW) A consolidated management system is in place for LILW.

It is centred on El Cabril. Sealing of boreholes and underground excavations has not received much engineering attention until fairly recently. The growing awareness of and sensitivity to environmental concerns of the technical community as well as of the public at large has resulted in an increasing recognition of the fact that these geological penetrations may have an environmental impact.

In underground repositories for radioactive waste, significant quantities of gases may be generated as a result of several processes. These gases may migrate through the engineered barrier system and the natural geological barrier. The potential impact of gas generation, accumulation and.

Disposal of Radioactive Waste DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES Disposal as a final step in the management of radioactive waste involves confinement or isolation of these wastes from biosphere in the repositories.

Based on the longevity and concentration of the radionuclide present in the waste, the repository could be either near -surface or. Radioactive Waste Management and Contaminated Site Clean-Up Considerable effort has been expended on developing deep geological repositories for radioactive waste (RAW) associated with energy production and industry.

Three such repositories, Asse, Morsleben and Konrad for wastes with negligible heat generation exist in Germany. What Lies Beneath. Buried deep under an island in the Baltic, the world’s first permanent nuclear-waste repository is nearing completion.

If all goes according to plan, future generations may. The Onkalo spent nuclear fuel repository is a deep geological repository for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel, the first such repository in the world for high level waste.

It is near the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in the municipality of Eurajoki, on the west coast of is being constructed by Posiva, and is based on the KBS-3 method of nuclear waste burial developed in. Sealing fractures in nuclear waste repositories concerns all programs investigating deep burial as a means of disposal.

Because the most likely mechanism for contaminant migration is by dissolution and movement through groundwater, sealing programs are seeking low-viscosity sealants that are chemically, mineralogically, and physically compatible with their host.component manufacturing and sealing of underground repositories for high-level radioactive waste.

This has been done through four full-scale demonstrators performed in four different underground research laboratories in Europe. The project covers disposal concepts in both clay and crystalline rock.Nuclear waste disposal: Understanding what happens underground Assessing "near-field" effects for safe long-term isolation Many different kinds of repository systems are under consideration, development and - for certain types of waste - even in operation.

These systems are based on different host rocks and repository designs.