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The workshop on testing of high-level waste forms under repository conditions was held on 17 to 21 October 1988 in Cadarache, France. The first part of the conference featured in situ testing of simulated nuclear waste forms and proposed package components, with an emphasis on the materials interface interactions tests (MIIT). This is a seven-part programme that involves field testing of 15 glass and waste form systems supplied by seven countries, along with potential canister and overpack materials as well as geological samples, in the salt geology at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA. This effort is still in progress and these proceedings document studies and findings obtained thus far. The second part of the meeting emphasised multinational experimental studies and results derived from repository system simulation tests, which have been performed in granite, clay and salt environments.

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Authors: MCMENAMIN T, CEC Bruxelles (BE);SIMON R, CEC Bruxelles (BE);SOMBRET C, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (FR);WICKS G, EI du Pont de Nemours & Co., Savannah River Laboratory (US)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12017 EN (1989) 289 pp., FS, ECU 22.50
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