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In its programme on Management and Storage of Radioactive Waste the European commission is coordinating a project named PEGASUS (Project on the Effects of GAS in Underground Storage facilities) which bring together a number of research areas dealing with the various aspects of gas generation and its release. The topics dealt with range from reducing the volume of gas generated within the package itself to modelling the most important mechanisms in generation and transport as well as theoretical and experimental investigations on the influence of sealing of waste emplacement of boreholes and galleries. Moreover, an international benchmark exercise, EVEGAS, has been set up aiming at the verification and validation of numerical codes for modelling gas flow phenomena in low permeable porous media. The project PEGASUS encompasses to various degrees the various geological environments which may be used for the disposal of the different radioactive waste categories. In this report are included the results as presented at the fourth progress meeting held in Rapolano Terme, Italy.

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Authors: HAIJTINK B (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16746 EN (1996) 181pp., FS, ECU 20.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5780-3
Record Number: 199610199 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en