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The Geomicrobiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal

  • Julia M. West (a1) and Ian G. McKinley (a2)


The geomicrobiology of high-level nuclear waste disposal is a new field in the area of nuclear waste management. Until recently the likelihood of microbial contamination in a deep repository had not been considered, but possible biogeochemical effects of repository materials, radionuclide transport and groundwater chemistry must now be realistically assessed.

This work was funded by the UK Department of the Environment and the Commission of the European Communities.



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The Geomicrobiology of Nuclear Waste Disposal

  • Julia M. West (a1) and Ian G. McKinley (a2)


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