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Gas generation and migration from a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. A review of Nirex/NDA’s work

Metcalfe, R., Watson, S. P., Rees, J. H., Humphreys, Paul and King, F. (2008) Gas generation and migration from a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. A review of Nirex/NDA’s work. Technical Report. NWAT, Environment Agency, Penrith, Cumbria.

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Abstract

The Environment Agency’s Nuclear Waste Assessment
Team (NWAT) commissioned Quintessa to review
Nirex/NDA's work relating to gas evolution and migration
in the context of disposing of higher activity radioactive
waste in a deep geological repository.
Significant quantities of gas (mainly hydrogen, carbon
dioxide and methane) will be generated in a deep
geological repository. Some of this gas is likely to be
radioactive. If gas accumulates in a repository there will
be a build up of pressure which has the potential to
disturb the engineered structure of the repository and its
host rock. If gas is not contained there will be other
consequences, particularly on the local ground water
flow regime.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences > Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2009 10:25
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2009 10:25
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/3525

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