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Multiple Roles of Clays in Radioactive Waste Confinement

Product Code: SP482
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S. Norris, E.A.C Neeft, M. Van Geet
Publication Date: 05 August 2019
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Special Publication 482

This Special Publication highlights the importance of clays and clayey material, and their multiple roles, in many national geological disposal facilities for higher activity radioactive wastes. Clays can be both the disposal facility host rock and part of its intrinsic engineered barriers, and may be present in the surrounding geological environment. Clays possess various characteristics that make them high-quality barriers to the migration of radionuclides and chemical contaminants, e.g. very little water movement, diffusive transport, retention capacity, self-sealing capacity, stability over millions of years, homogeneity and lateral continuity.

The 20 papers presented in this Special Publication cover a range of topics related to clays in radioactive waste confinement. Aspects of clay characterization and behaviour at various temporal and spatial scales relevant to the confinement of radionuclides in clay are discussed, from phenomenological processes to the overall understanding of the performance and safety of geological disposal facilities.

Published online 09/07/2019. Print copies available from 05/08/2019.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-78620-404-2
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 367
Weight: 1 kg


NORRIS, S. Multiple roles of clays in radioactive waste confinement – introduction

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ALCOLEA RODRÍGUEZ, A., MARSCHALL, P., NUSSBAUM, C. & BECKER, J. K. Automatic interpretation of geophysical well logs

PAPAFOTIOU, A., SENGER, R., LI, C., SINGH, A., GARITTE, B., MÜLLER, H. & MARSCHALL, P. A prediction–evaluation approach to the full-scale emplacement experiment (FE) in Mont Terri

FEDOR, F., MÁTHÉ, Z., ÁCS, P. & KORONCZ, P. New results of Boda Claystone research: Genesis, mineralogy, geochemistry, petrophysics

LIU, X., LIU, P., DAI, C., LIU, S., DENG, J., ZHANG, W. & YU, Z. Site screening of clay formations in NW China as host rocks for a high-level radioactive waste disposal repository

PLAMPIN, M. R. & NEUZIL, C. E. Multiphase flow and underpressured shale at the Bruce nuclear site, Ontario, Canada

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GIOT, R., AUVRAY, C. & TALANDIER, J. Self-sealing of claystone under X-ray nanotomography

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