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Within the European Union a few underground research laboratories are established in geological formations which are considered as potential host rocks for deep geological repositories for radioactive waste. These laboratories are used for testing and demonstration of the technical feasibility of waste disposal concepts and for investigating the long-term behaviour of repository components under representative disposal conditions. With a view to stimulating international cooperation and exchange of information between researchers working in these laboratories, the European Commission has established a coordination group named Cluster. In Cluster, the HADES underground research facility in the boom clay beneath Mol in Belgium, the Asse salt mine in Germany, the Grimsel Fels laboratory in hard rock in Switzerland, the Tournemire research tunnel in hard clay in southern France and the Aspö hard rock laboratory in Sweden are represented. This report presents the proceedings of a seminar organized in Alden Biesen (BE) on 10-11 December 1997 at which research and development projects, performed in these underground laboratories, and results obtained so far were presented. In addition, the current status of planned underground laboratories in France and the United Kingdom is reviewed.

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Authors: HAIJTINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);DAVIES C, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18323 EN
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3906-0
Record Number: 199810895 / Last updated on: 1998-08-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en