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BORIS - Executive Summary

Project ID: FIKW-CT-2000-00105
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C


The European Commission Fifth Framework BORIS Project ran from November 2000 to July 2002. The overall goal of BORIS was to use data and samples from the Russian borehole injection sites for liquid radioactive waste at Krasnoyarsk-26 and Tomsk-7 to further understanding of the chemical behaviour and migration of radionuclides in the geological environment. A subsidiary goal has been to archive historical data from the sites, thereby ensuring its preservation. At the Russian sites, the migration behaviour of many radionuclides, and the effectiveness of clay layers in isolating radionuclides, can be studied in a natural groundwater system at repository depths.
It is important to note that BORIS was a relatively short project (21 months), and was conceived as the initial phase of a larger project. Nevertheless, a great deal has been achieved within the relatively limited constraints of this initial proof-of-concept phase. The initial interpretation of the existing database also demonstrates that a great deal more could be achieved through further focused study of the deep well injection sites, given more time and resources.

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