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Alternative Repository Design Options for HLW Disposal in Japan

  • H. Umeki
  • I. G. McKinley
  • S. Masuda
  • H. Kawamura
Conference paper

Abstract

NUMO’s decision to call for volunteers to host a Japanese HLW repository provides special challenges for repository design. With emphasis placed on public acceptance, a range of alternative designs is needed which can be tailored to sites meeting the critical geological stability criteria.

Keywords

Host Rock Geological Disposal Compact Bentonite Waste Package High Thermal Loading 
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References

  1. [1]
    The Specified Radioactive Waste Final Disposal Act, 2000.Google Scholar
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    PNC, 1992: Research and development on geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste: First progress report, PNC TN 1410 93-059, PNC, Tokyo, Japan.Google Scholar
  3. [3] JNC, 2000: H12: Project to establish technical basis for HLW disposal in Japan, Project Overview Report, 2nd progress report on research and development for the geological disposal of HLW in Japan, JNC TN1410 2000-001, JNC, Tokai, Japan.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Umeki
    • 1
  • I. G. McKinley
    • 2
  • S. Masuda
    • 1
  • H. Kawamura
    • 3
  1. 1.NUMOTokyoJapan
  2. 2.NagraWettingenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Obayashi CorporationTokyoJapan

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