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discovered_02_2015 - Underground storage for high-level radioactive waste: multibarrier concept

WWW.HZDR.DE 16 17 TITLE // THE HZDR RESEARCH MAGAZINE _DIAGRAM . Schmidt & Schumann UNDERGROUND STORAGE FOR HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE: MULTIBARRIER CONCEPT Far field, geological barriers: Host rock (e.g. salt, clay, or granite) Near field, geotechnical barriers: Back fill (clay, bentonite, or salt grit) Technical barriers: Repository containers (e.g. steel and cast iron or graphite) Radioactive waste