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The primary objective of the HAW project was to investigate the interaction of high-level radioactive waste canisters with the final repository medium, rock salt. A further major objective of the research project was the prototype development and trial of a technical system for the disposal of highly radioactive canisters in deep disposal boreholes. In the present report the components of the final disposal system are described; their position and function within the overall handling sequence are explained. Special emphasis is placed on questions of radiation protection and accident prevention, on functional and operational safety, on quality assurance and examination of documents, materials, preparation and function, and on documentation. As far as planning of the disposal technique for a final repository mine is concerned, the experience gained from the development and operation is recorded in this report, and recommendations are made for further developments. Problems which occurred during work on the HAW project were due partially to test-specific causes and would not occur in a final repository mine.

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Authors: MÜLLER K, GSF, Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH, Braunschweig (DE);ROTHFUCHS T, GSF, Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH, Braunschweig (DE);MULLER K, GSF, Forschungszentrum fur Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH, Braunschweig (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16554 EN (1995) 124 pp., FS, ECU 15
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4634-8
Record Number: 199511276 / Last updated on: 1995-11-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en