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date September 2012
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Category Advanced Nuclear Energy, Biomass, Bureau of Land Management, Defense Waste Management, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Manual, Modeling and Analysis, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Energy Safety, Sensing and Monitoring
author Pat Brady, Bill Arnold, Susan Altman, Palmer Vaughn
report-id SAND2012-7789
location SNL, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Research and development activities carried out at Sandia National Laboratories from 2009-2012
have built the technical baseline for performance of a deep borehole for disposal of nuclear
waste. Early work established the coupled thermo-hydrological-mechanical-chemical forces
likely to control radionuclide movement from a deep borehole. This report emphasizes more
recent borehole science and engineering activities including: 1. Establishing a reference borehole
design; 2. Developing the design for borehole seals; and 3. Identifying the nature and extent of
site characterization needed for deep borehole siting.