Migration of radionuclides in Boom Clay

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Authors:Henrion, P. N.; Monsecour, M.; Fonteyne, A.; Put, M. J.; De Regge, P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Cent. d'Etud. l'Energie Nucl., Studiecent. voor Kernenergie, Mol, Belgium
Volume Title:Special issue; Belgian R&D programme
Volume Authors:Baetsle, L. H., editor
Source:Special issue; Belgian R&D programme, edited by L. H. Baetsle. Radioactive Waste Management and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, 6(3-4), p.313-359. Publisher: Harwood Academic Publishers, Chur-London-Paris, International. ISSN: 0739-5876
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 26 refs.; illus. incl. 19 tables
Summary:This paper reviews the methods used to evaluate the migration of radionuclides in the Boom Clay (BC) formation and the information so far obtained. The groundwater is essentially a 1.25 g/l NaHCO3 solution, rich in humic acids with a large molecular size spectrum and a CO2 pressure of 10-2.5atm. All these nuclides form complexes with the humic acids, making it therefore imperative to assess the mobility of the lighter organic material in the formation. Research work currently under way is outlined, insisting on obtaining diffusion data with clay plugs completely free of alteration from air exposure. Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Boom Clay; Cenozoic; Engineering geology; Experimental studies; Ground water; In situ; Isotopes; Oligocene; Paleogene; PH; Pressure; Radioactive isotopes; Radioactive waste; Sorption; Surveys; Tertiary; Waste disposal; Belgium; Europe; Western Europe
Record ID:1986034464
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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