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The mineralogical and geochemical situation encountered in the HAW test field is described in some detail. It was found to be slightly different for the two test galleries. About 50 boreholes were drilled in the test field and sealed by packers in order to study the gas release from and the gas formation in rock salt, which is caused by the presence of heat sources and radioactive sources. In addition, a laboratory program was started for a quantitative assessment of the various parameters contributing to the gas formation.

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Authors: GIES H, GSF, Institut fur Tieflagerung, Braunschweig (DE);JOCKWER N, GSF, Institut fur Tieflagerung, Braunschweig (DE);MOENIG J, GSF, Institut fur Tieflagerung, Braunschweig (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Waste Management '89, Tucson, Arizona (US), Feb 26-March 2, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34620 ORA
Record Number: 198910376 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en