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|Main Title||Geological Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste Current Concepts and Plans for Radioactive Waste Disposal / [electronic resource] :|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg,|
|Subjects||Geography ; Geology ; Nuclear engineering ; Environmental protection ; Waste disposal|
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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.