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Third 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 third year of the project. In the third project year, the bulk of work package three was performed, which was the in-workshop demonstration of the construction of the buffer/backfill component. The main purpose of this demonstration was to test and further elaborate the different technologies for constructing the buffer/backfill component within the HLW disposal concept of the concerned ESDRED partners and to verify if the requirements associated to this component could be met. The tests have been successfully performed. ANDRA, O/N and NAGRA each have succeeded in fabricating a buffer/backfill component corresponding to their HLW disposal design on a full or near-full scale level.

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