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Gas generation and migration in deep geological radioactive waste repositories

Shaw, R.P., ed. 2015 Gas generation and migration in deep geological radioactive waste repositories. London, UK, Geological Society of London, 264pp. (Geological Society Special Publications, 415).

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Understanding the behaviour of gases in the context of radioactive waste disposal is a fundamental requirement in developing a safety case for the disposal of radioactive waste. Of particular importance are the long-term performance of bentonite buffers and cement-based backfill materials that may be used to encapsulate and surround the waste in a repository, and the behaviour of plastic clays, indurated mudrocks and crystalline formations that may be the host rocks for a repository. The EC Euratom programme funded project, FORGE, has provided new insights into the processes and mechanisms governing gas generation and migration with the aim of reducing uncertainty. This volume brings together papers on aspects of this topic arising from both the FORGE project and work undertaken elsewhere. This has been achieved by the acquisition of new experimental data coupled with modelling, through a series of laboratory and field-scale experiments performed at a number of underground research laboratories throughout Europe.

Item Type: Publication - Book
ISBN: 9781862397224
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This book can be purchased from the Geological Society of London
Date made live: 16 Jun 2015 08:55 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/511057

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