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The objectives of the project are to: compile relevant geochemical data for various European hydrogeological environments; review the validity of these data under various hydrogeological and geochemical conditions; assess the concept of reference hydrogeological environments (RHE) to illustrate principles, features and limitations of groundwater residence time estimations; and identify specific data needs and uncertainties. The present report aims to provide a summary and synthesis of the project findings from the previous review phases by presenting tables and diagrams which illustrate the application of various solute and groundwater residence time indicators (solutes and oxygen and hydrogen isotopes) to a number of RHEs. This report gives a systematic approach and schematic guidance for estimating solute residence times in the reservoirs of different hydrogeological environments expected at a number of different deep radioactive waste repository scenarios.

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Authors: METCALFE R, British Geological Survey, Nottingham (GB);HOOKER P J, British Geological Survey, Nottingham (GB);DARLING W G, British Geological Survey, Nottingham (GB);CRAWFORD M B, British Geological Survey, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16844 EN (1996) 39pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6455-9
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