The HAW project Test disposal of high-level waste in the Asse salt mine International test-plan for irradiation experiments
One of the factors to be considered in the safety assessment of a repository for radioactive waste in salt formations is the interaction between the host rock and the emplaced waste. This activity concerns the emplacement of 30 radioactive canisters containing Cs-137 and Sr-90, which simulate vitrified reprocessing waste, in the Asse salt-mine in the Federal Republic of Germany. The canisters are to be emplaced for a period of five years, and extensive scientific data are to be collected during this test emplacement. This field experiment is being accompanied by irradiation experiments on salt samples in irradiation facilities in laboratories at Saclay, France, at Petten, the Netherlands, and at Braunschweig, Federal Republic of Germany. The report gives a detailed overview of all the activities on this subject; in particular the various effects and parameters studied are listed.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12946 EN (1990) 76 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
Record Number: 199011376 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
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