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Who Might Be Interested in a Deep Borehole Disposal Facility for Their Radioactive Waste?

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin St, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
Energies 2019, 12(8), 1542; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12081542
Received: 27 March 2019 / Revised: 19 April 2019 / Accepted: 22 April 2019 / Published: 24 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste)
The deep borehole disposal (DBD) concept for certain types of radioactive wastes has been discussed for many decades, but has enjoyed limited R&D interest compared to ‘conventional’ geological disposal in an excavated repository at a few hundreds of metres depth. This article explores the circumstances under which a national waste management programme might wish to consider DBD. Starting with an assumption that further R&D will answer technical issues of DBD feasibility, it examines the types of waste that might be routed to borehole disposal and the strategic drivers that might make DBD attractive. The article concludes by identifying the types of national programme that might wish to pursue DBD further and the pre-requisites for them to give it serious consideration. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep borehole disposal; spent nuclear fuel; radioactive waste; waste inventory; geological disposal; repository deep borehole disposal; spent nuclear fuel; radioactive waste; waste inventory; geological disposal; repository
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Chapman, N.A. Who Might Be Interested in a Deep Borehole Disposal Facility for Their Radioactive Waste? Energies 2019, 12, 1542.

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