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Status of Deep Borehole Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Germany
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The State of the Science and Technology in Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Waite Road–Gate 4, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sheffield University, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
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Chapman & Co. Consulting, Remigen, Switzerland and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sheffield University, Sheffield S1 3JD ,UK
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Advanced Nuclear Energy Programs, SANDIA National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA
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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234, Australia
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Energies 2020, 13(4), 833; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13040833
Received: 3 February 2020 / Revised: 3 February 2020 / Accepted: 11 February 2020 / Published: 14 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste)
This Special Issue of the Energies Journal on Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste has delivered a timely update on the science and technology of borehole disposal and the types of radioactive wastes it could potentially accommodate. The Special Issue papers discuss (i) circumstances under which a national waste management programme might wish to consider deep borehole disposal; (ii) a status report of deep borehole disposal options in Germany; (iii) the analysis of corrosion performance of engineered barrier systems; (iv) a review of the potential cementing systems suitable for deep borehole disposal; (v) the thermal evolution around heat-generating waste for a wide range of material properties and disposal configurations; (vi) a geochemical analysis of deep brines focussed on fluid-rock interactions; (vii) post-closure performance assessment calculations for deep borehole disposal of Cs/Sr capsules and an example safety case for (viii) horizontal and (ix) vertical deep borehole disposal of nuclear wastes. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep boreholes; nuclear waste disposal; state of the science and technology deep boreholes; nuclear waste disposal; state of the science and technology
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Mallants, D.; Travis, K.; Chapman, N.; Brady, P.V.; Griffiths, H. The State of the Science and Technology in Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste. Energies 2020, 13, 833.

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