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ESDRED.Contract Number: FI6W-CT-2004-508851). Module 2 (Waste canister transfer and emplacement technology). Final Report

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Most national waste management programmes stipulate that the feasibility of reliable and safe transportation and emplacement of remote-handled waste canisters underground has to be demonstrated prior to repository industrial implementation. The amount and type of waste packages to be disposed of and the selected host rock are the key factors which determine the layout of both the transport and the emplacement systems. However, there are a lot of commonalities regarding the approach to designing and testing an entire transport and emplacement system. In this context, Module 2 considered the emplacement of small canisters for heat-generating radioactive waste into deep vertical boreholes (DBE TECHNOLOGY was in charge of the German concept) and small canisters for vitrified waste into specially prepared horizontal disposal cells (ANDRA was in charge of the French concept).

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