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A question of vs. wet the case for dry rock disposal of nuclear waste
KTH, Superseded Departments, Energy Technology.
2004 (English)In: Radwaste Solutions, ISSN 1529-4900, Vol. 11, no 3, 44-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dry rock disposal (DRD) of nuclear waste in high-relief areas where the groundwater has been artificially drained is discussed. Disposal of high-level nuclear waste can involve multiple problems that put serious stress on society and environment. In US, the Department of Energy uses dry deposition at Yucca Mountain at a depth of 300 meters. The groundwater table is at a depth of 600 m. So, at the given climatic conditions, the Yucca Mountain repository at 300 m will be dry. In such cases the DRD method is found to be suitable.

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2004. Vol. 11, no 3, 44-47 p.
Keyword [en]
Accident prevention, Climate change, Economic and social effects, Environmental impact, Geological repositories, Groundwater, Nuclear reactors, Regulatory compliance, Seismology, Dry rock disposal (DRD), Paleoseismic records, Postclosure safety, Wet deep disposal (WDD), Radioactive waste disposal, dry deposition, groundwater pollution, radioactive waste, waste disposal, wet deposition, Nevada, North America, United States, Yucca Mountain, Yucca
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Environmental Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157454ScopusID: 2-s2.0-2542630533OAI: diva2:770605

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