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The Second Safety Assessment and Feasibility Interim Report (SAFIR 2 Report) on HLW Disposal in Boom Clay: Overview of the Belgian Programme

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2011

Robert Gens
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Philippe Lalieux
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Peter De Preter
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Ann Dierckx
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Johan Bel
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Jean-Paul Boyazis
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
Wim Cool
Affiliation:
Ondraf/Niras, Avenue des Arts, 14 1210 Brussels, Belgium
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Abstract

ONDRAF/NIRAS – the Belgian radioactive waste management agency – has published in 2001 the SAFIR 2 report on request of the authorities. The SAFIR 2 report is to be considered as a state-of-the art report and not as a complete safety case. This report gives an overview of the Belgian R&D program related to the geological disposal of HLW and ILW for the period 1990–2000 in the Boom Clay (reference host rock). The three main outcomes of the SAFIR 2 report on which this paper will be more specifically focusing, are the following (including results reported after 2000): long-term safety functions, confirmation of the role of the Boom Clay formation as the main barrier and identification of practical difficulties with respect to technical feasibility (repository design).

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2004

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