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Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement; introduction

Simon Norris
Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement; introduction (in Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement, Simon Norris (editor), E. A. C. Neeft (editor) and M. Van Geet (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (2019) 482: 1-9

Abstract

Geological disposal provides the safe long-term management solution for higher-activity radioactive waste. The development of a repository (or geological disposal facility) requires a systematic and integrated approach, taking into account the characteristics of the waste to be emplaced, the enclosing engineered barriers, and the host rock and its geological setting.Clays and clayey material are important in the development of many national geological disposal systems. Clays exhibit many interesting properties, and are proposed both as host rocks and as material for engineered barriers. Whatever their use, clays present various characteristics that make them high-quality barriers to the migration of radionuclides and chemical contaminants. As host rocks, clays are, in addition, hydrogeologically, geochemically and mechanically stable over geological timescales (i.e. millions of years).


ISSN: 0305-8719
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 482
Title: Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement; introduction
Title: Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement
Author(s): Norris, Simon
Author(s): Norris, Simoneditor
Author(s): Neeft, E. A. C.editor
Author(s): Van Geet, M.editor
Affiliation: Radioactive Waste Management, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Pages: 1-9
Published: 2019
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 35
Accession Number: 2019-075863
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 2019
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