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Filename 116202.pdf
filesize 6.36 MB
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date August 2011
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Category Earth Science, Geosciences, Nuclear Energy
author Ernest Hardin, SNL Jim Blink, Harris Greenberg, Mark Sutton & Massimiliano Fratoni, LLNL Joe Carter & Mark Dupont, Savannah River Rob Howard, ORNL
report-id SAND2011-6202
location SNL, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Reference concepts for geologic disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in
the U.S. are developed, including geologic settings and engineered barriers. Repository thermal
analysis is demonstrated for a range of waste types from projected future, advanced nuclear fuel
cycles. The results show significant differences among geologic media considered (clay/shale,
crystalline rock, salt), and also that waste package size and waste loading must be limited to meet
targeted maximum temperature values.