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To assess the effects of macro-scale soil structures such as lenses and inclusions on the migration patterns of leached components from a shallow burial trench for radioactive waste, a theoretical and experimental study has been carried out. In the study the unsaturated as well as the saturated zone has been considered. The objectives of the study are two-fold; i) to assess the importance of macro-structure in the soil for typical parameter choices associated with a generic shallow burial site, ii) to examine various models for predicting the migration patterns in the light of the soil macro-structure.

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Authors: LOXHAM M, Delft Geotechnics, Delft (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12111 EN (1989) FS, 125 pp., ECU 11.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9779-2;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910762 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en