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La geologie de l'ingenieur peut elle aider a resoudre le probleme du stockage des dechets radioactifs?

  • Langer M. 
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Résumé

Le stockage des déchets radioactifs est le problème le plus ardu qui ait jamais été posé aux spécialistes des sciences de la Terre. Il est le plus grand défi aux ingénieurs-géologues pour mettre leur savoir et leur expérience au service de l'humanité. L'exemple de projet de stockage de Gorleben montre comment, par la recherche et les méthodes modernes de la géologie de l'ingénieur, il est possible de prouver que les déchets peuvent être éliminés de la biosphère de manière sûre et définitive. Un concept géotechnique de sécurité est élaboré sur les bases de méthodes quantitatives de la géologie de l'ingénieur. Les derniers résultats de la recherche sur le comportement des massifs de sel et les données obtenues au cours de l'exploration géotechnique du dôme de sel de Gorleben sont communiqués ici.

Disposal of radioactive waste: A challenge for engineering geology

Abstract

The permanent disposal of radioactive waste is one of the most difficult problems with which the geosciences have been confronted so far. This problem is a present the greatest challenge to the engineering geologist to put his professional knowledge and experience at the service of mankind. The Gorleben permanent disposal project is an example demonstrating how modern engineering-geological research and investigation methods can help secure the safe and permanent exclusion of waste from the biosphere. A geotechnological safety concept is being developed on the basis of quantitative methods of engineering geology. Comments on new research data on the geomechanical behaviour of salt rock and results of the engineering-geological investigation of the Gorleben salt dome are given in this paper.

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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Langer M. 
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  1. 1.B.R.G.Hannover 51Germany

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