CONSTRUCTION OF AN UNDERGROUND FACILITY FOR "IN-SITU" EXPERIMENTATION IN THE BOOM CLAY
The Belgian R & D Programme concerning the disposal of high level and alpha bearing radioactive waste in continental geological formations was launched by SCK/CEN, Mol in 1974. The programme is characterized by its site and formation specific approach, i.e. Mol and Boom clay. In the framework of site confirmation, an important issue is the "in-situ" experimentation which should allow to determine with a higher degree of confidence the numerical value of the data needed for the evaluations, assessments and designs. The present report deals with the construction of an underground experimental facility, which was scheduled to be fully completed in mid 1984. Initially, the completion was scheduled for the end of 1983, but supplementary experiments related to geomechanics and mining capabilities and to be performed during the construction phase of the experimental facility delayed the completion of the underground facility. During the construction, a continuous observation was made of the behaviour of the clay mass and the structures. In this final contract report, only the as-built structure, the time schedule and the "in-situ" experiments, launched or performed during the construction phase are dealt with.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10177 EN (1985) MF, 40 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124083200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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