Natural Analogues in Radioactive Waste Disposal

In order to validate predictive models of the very long-term processes which affect the performance of radioactive waste repositories, there has been an increased interest in the information and understanding which can be obtained from studying similar mechanisms in natural systems. These "natu...

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Main Authors: Come, B., Chapman, N.A. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1987, 1987
Edition:1st ed. 1987
Series:Radioactive Waste Management Series
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • an interlaboratory study of sampling and characterization techniques for natural colloids in oxic groundwaters”
  • “Application of open-system modelling to studies of secondary mineralization (KOONGARRA) and rock matrix diffusion (KRAKEMALA)”
  • “A natural analogue for near-field behaviour in a high-level radioactive waste repository in salt: the Salton Sea geothermal field, California (USA)”
  • “The geochemistry of natural technetium and plutonium”
  • “The use of uranium series disequilibrium for site characterisation as an analogue for actinide migration”
  • “Redistribution of natural Iodine 129 among mineral phases and groundwaters in the Koongarra uranium ore deposit, N.T. Australia”
  • “Mechanisms and quantitative evaluations of radionuclide fixation in rocks and sediments”
  • Session 5 (Panel): “How Far are Wewith Natural Analogous?”
  • Poster Presentations
  • a qualitative application to improve confidence in radionuclide immobilisation processes”
  • “The Poços de Caldas project feasibility study: 1986–1987”
  • Session 3: Analogues for Waste Forms and Engineered Barriers
  • “A 17th century bronze cannon as analogue for radioactive waste disposal”
  • “Geochemical controls on the retention of fission products at the Oklo natural fission reactors”
  • “The use of natural analogues in the long-term extrapolation of glass corrosion processes”
  • “Glass stability in the marine environment”
  • Session 4: Analogues of Processes Affecting Radionuclide Migration (Part 1)
  • “Testing geochemical models in a hyperalkaline environment”
  • “Simulating the movement of radium and lead away from the Cigar Lake uranium deposit”
  • “Hydrothermal alteration systems as analogues of nuclear waste repositories in granitic rocks”
  • Why Natural Analogues (Rationale and Key Areas of Need)
  • “Natural analogues and performance assessments: a point of view based on the PAGIS experience”
  • “The role of natural analogues in safety assessment and acceptability”
  • “Natural analogues and radionuclide transport model validation”
  • “Application of natural analogues studies to the long-term prediction of far-field migration at repository sites”
  • “Natural and archaeological analogues: a review”
  • Session 2: Analogue Site Studies
  • “Near-field analogue features from the Cigar Lake uranium deposit”
  • “Sandstone uranium deposits: analogues for SURF disposal in some sedimentary rocks”
  • “Alligator Rivers Analogue Project - Review of research and its implication for model validation”
  • “Uranium in selected endorheic basins as partial analogue for spent fuel disposal in salt”
  • “Natural analogues of radionuclide migration in sediments in Britain”
  • feasibility phase results”
  • Session 4: Analogues of Processes Affecting Radionuclide Migration (Part 2)
  • “Natural colloids and generation of actinide pseudocolloids in groundwater”
  • “Natural analogue study of the distribution of uranium series radionuclides between the colloid and solute phases in the hydrogeological system of the Koongarra uranium deposit, N.T. Australia”
  • methodology and preliminary studies in the Entraygues granite”
  • “Environmental tracers for validating predictive models”
  • “Hydrothermal alteration in the AURIAT granite, Massif Central”
  • “Natural analogue study of TONO sandstone type uranium deposit in Japan”
  • “Natural analogue studies at GRIMSEL, Southern Switzerland”
  • Displays - Slide Show
  • List of Participants