A numerical and reliability-based investigation into the technical feasibility of a Dutch radioactive waste repository in Boom Clay

Patrick Arnold, Phil Vardon, Michael Hicks, Jan Fokkens, Peter A. Fokker

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Abstract

OPERA-PU-TUD311
The Onderzoeks Programma Eindberging Radioactief Afval (OPERA) is the third national research programme for the geological disposal of radioactive waste in the Netherlands, operating during the period 2011 to 2016. This document is the final report of Work Package 3.1, where the principal technical feasibility of the current OPERA reference design of a radioactive waste disposal facility, in Boom Clay at a depth of about 500m was investigated, during the period 12-2012 till 12-2014.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Commissioning bodyMinistry of Economic Affairs, Agricultural and Innovation and ElectriciteitsProductiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland (EPZ)
Number of pages316
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Boom Clay
  • feasibility
  • radioactive waste disposal
  • reliability
  • thermal behaviour
  • tunnel modelling
  • uncertainty

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