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A practical, non-destructive, and quantitative technique for determining the total accessible surface area and extent of phase separation in HLW and MLW glass blocks has been developed and demonstrated. The total accessible surface area is an important parameter in safety calculations for a repository as the initial leaching ratio of nuclides is proportional to the total accessible surface of the waste-loaded glass blocks. The extent of phase separation in glass blocks is crucial in determining their long-term behaviour in the repository environment.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19119 EN (1999), 61pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7644-6
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