Geological problems in radioactive waste isolation

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The problem of isolating radioactive wastes from the biosphere presents specialists in the fields of earth sciences with some of the most complicated problems they have ever encountered. This is especially true for high level waste (HLW) which must be isolated in the underground and away from the biosphere for thousands of years. Essentially every country that is generating electricity in nuclear power plants is faced with the problem of isolating the radioactive wastes that are produced. The general consensus is that this can be accomplished by selecting an appropriate geologic setting and carefully designing the rock repository. Much new ... continued below

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Witherspoon, P.A. (ed.) January 1, 1991.

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The problem of isolating radioactive wastes from the biosphere presents specialists in the fields of earth sciences with some of the most complicated problems they have ever encountered. This is especially true for high level waste (HLW) which must be isolated in the underground and away from the biosphere for thousands of years. Essentially every country that is generating electricity in nuclear power plants is faced with the problem of isolating the radioactive wastes that are produced. The general consensus is that this can be accomplished by selecting an appropriate geologic setting and carefully designing the rock repository. Much new technology is being developed to solve the problems that have been raised and there is a continuing need to publish the results of new developments for the benefit of all concerned. The 28th International Geologic Congress that was held July 9--19, 1989 in Washington, DC provided an opportunity for earth scientists to gather for detailed discussions on these problems. Workshop W3B on the subject, Geological Problems in Radioactive Waste Isolation -- A World Wide Review'' was organized by Paul A Witherspoon and Ghislain de Marsily and convened July 15--16, 1989 Reports from 19 countries have been gathered for this publication. Individual papers have been cataloged separately.

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  • Workshop on geological problems in radioactive waste isolation - a worldwide review, Washington, DC (USA), 15-16 Jul 1989

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  • Other: DE91008919
  • Report No.: LBL-29703
  • Report No.: CONF-8907218--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/138336 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6378906
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1203766

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Witherspoon, P.A. (ed.). Geological problems in radioactive waste isolation, article, January 1, 1991; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1203766/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.