Impact of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical (THMC) processes on the safety of underground radioactive waste repositories

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    Experimental studies in laboratories and in-situ in Underground Research Laboratories and numerical studies are on-going around the world to better understand the coupled THMC processes in the context of the long-term evolution and safety of repositories for the geological disposal of radioactive waste. In this conference, researchers working on crystalline rock, rock salt, and indurated and plastic clays were brought together for discussion and cross fertilization. The EC has funded two multinational research programmes in the framework of the Sixth Euratom Framework Programme TIMODAZ (Thermal Impact on the Damaged Zone Around a Radioactive Waste Disposal in Clay Host Rocks) and THERESA (Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Processes for Application in Repository Safety Assessment) with emphasis on coupled THMC processes in the different rock types. The international conference and workshop was organised jointly by European Commission (EC), EIG EURIDICE and KTH.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
    PublisherEC - European Commission
    Number of pages584
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)978-92-79-26057-5
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

    Keywords

    • TIMODAZ, THERESA, underground research laboratories, THMC processes

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