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Main Title Geological Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste Current Concepts and Plans for Radioactive Waste Disposal / [electronic resource] :
Author Pusch, Roland.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QE1-996.5
ISBN 9783540773337
Subjects Geography ; Geology ; Nuclear engineering ; Environmental protection ; Waste disposal
Internet Access
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Contents Notes
The Geological Base for Developing and Assessing Concepts for HLW Disposal -- The Rock -- Engineered Barriers and Their Interaction with Rock -- Repository Concepts for HLW Including Spent Fuel and Waste with Long-Lived Radionuclides -- Underground Laboratories (URLs) -- Site Selection -- Risk Assessment. The book describes and assesses current concepts for long-term disposal of highly radioactive waste. Different types of rock are discussed and assessed with respect to practical difficulties in construction of a repository, and the efficiency in isolating radioactive waste. Safety matters are most important and are treated in the respective chapters and in a final, conclusive chapter. Cost issues and related quality matters are discussed for the case of constructing a virgin repository and repositories in the form of converted abandoned mines.