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Fourth Activity Summary Report - ESDRED (Engineering Studies and Demonstrations of Repository Designs)

Project ID: 508851


This is a periodic report of the ESDRED project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The aim of the project was to demonstrate the technical feasibility at an industrial scale for activities carried out to construct, operate and close a deep geological repository, and at the same time comply with requirements on long-term safely, operational salty, irretrievability and monitoring. This report covers the accomplishments of the fourth year of the project. Whereas the third contractual year of the project was heavily dedicated to physical work, the fourth contractual year was mostly focused on monitoring (e.g. the long plug installed at Grimsel), planning and preparatory work (e.g. the long backfill test and the in-situ plug construction at MOL) and design work (e.g. the industrial scale 'waste canister transfer and emplacement' systems for vertical and horizontal emplacement). These two demonstrators will be fabricated, erected and demonstrated towards the end of 2008.

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