This volume of the Geological Society of America's series Reviews in Engineering Geology documents much of a special symposium on deep geologic repositories held during the 32nd International Geological Congress in Florence, Italy, in 2004. The purpose of the symposium was to present examples of successfully developed geologic repositories throughout the world. Eleven case studies are presented, ranging from the matter-of-fact description of 1959–1963 storage and disposal of radioactive and chemotoxic waste, and subsequent removal in 1991, at Alcazar, Czech Republic (in what was likely an excavation intended for use during WWII as an underground factory), to a 35,000 foot...

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