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As the subject of gas generation and gas release from radioactive waste repositories has gained in interest on the international scene, the Commission of the European Communities has increased its research efforts on this issue. In particular, in the fourth five-year R&D programme on management and storage of radioactive waste (1990-94), a framework has been set up in which research efforts on the subject of gas generation and migration, supported by the CEC, are brought together and coordinated. In this project, called Pegasus, about 20 organisations and research institutes are involved. The project covers theoretical and experimental studies of the processes of gas formation and possible gas release from the different waste types, LLW, ILW and HLW, under typical repository conditions in suitable geological formations such as clay, salt and granite. In this report the present status of the various research activities are described.

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Authors: HAIJTINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MCMENAMIN T (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14816 EN (1993) 220 pp., FS, ECU 23
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5791-4
Record Number: 199310767 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en