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About twenty years ago it was discovered that a natural fission chain reaction had set up spontaneously in the uranium ore deposit at Oklo some two billion years ago. This site provides a unique opportunity for the study of natural analogues for deep radioactive waste disposal, and in particular radionuclide mass transfer processes through the rock to the surface. The second joint CEC-CEA meeting of the Oklo Working Group discussed progress made since its first meeting in February 1991. The meeting focused on the different tasks within the CEC-CEA Oklo project concerning: (i) field survey and sampling; (ii) characterisation of the source term; (iii) studies of the petrographical and geochemical system; (iv) studies of the hydrogeological system and hydrodynamic modelling.

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Authors: VON MARAVIC H (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14877 EN (1993) 199 pp., FS, ECU 21.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6167-9
Record Number: 199311172 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en