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This report deals with the activities of the SCK/CEN between 1985 and 1989 in the framework of the HADES demonstration/pilot project. The overall objective of the HADES programme is the evaluation of the technical feasibility and safety of the disposal of radwaste in a deep clay formation. The pilot phase is aimed at demonstrating the system behaviour for those components of the system and those operations and issues which can be demonstrated directly. The time period considered covers the first phase of the development programme of the pilot project which included: (i) the construction of a concrete lined test drift of about 30 m in length with a useful inner diameter of 3.5 m. In the lining, a number of openings or ports are foreseen for emplacing the various tests and sensors for the general auscultation in the host rock; (ii) a mine-by test for the investigation of the response of the surrounding clay on the excavation; (iii) the CERBERUS test, a combined heating-irradiation test aimed at evaluating by simulation (electrical heaters and Co-60 radiation source) the impact of a HLW canister on its immediate near field; (iv) design of a gallery heating test for the demonstration by simulation of the behaviour of a concrete lined gallery structure and of the surrounding clay mass in a temperature field.

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Authors: BONNE A ET AL., SCK/CEN, Mol (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13851 EN (1992) 280 pp., FS, ECU 22.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3470-1
Record Number: 199210794 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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