The role of isotope geochemistry studies in the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Program

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doi: 10.1016/0883-2927(87)90055-2
Authors:Vandergraaf, Tjalle T.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
At. Energy Can. Res. Co., Whiteshell Nucl. Res. Establ., Geochem. and Appl. Chem. Branch, Pinawa, MB, Canada
Volume Title:Isotope geochemistry of groundwater and fracture material in plutonic rock
Volume Authors:Gascoyne, M., organizer
Source:Applied Geochemistry, 2(1), p.5-9; Isotope geochemistry of groundwater and fracture material in plutonic rock, Mont Sainte Marie, QC, Canada, Oct. 1-3, 1986, organized by M. Gascoyne. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York-Beijing, International. ISSN: 0883-2927
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. 27 refs.; illus.
Summary:The concept that is being developed involves the disposal of nuclear fuel wastes in a cavity, mined at a depth of 500-1000 m in a plutonic rock formation. Geochemistry of the rock formation and of the groundwater plays a significant role. Isotope geochemistry studies involve the determination of the distribution and behaviour of stable and radioactive isotopes in the groundwater and in the rock matrix. This information can be used to shed light on the geochemical history of the rock formation under investigation, and increase the understanding of the geochemical processes that govern the evolution of these rock formations. The information can, in principle, also be used to date the various geological events and processes that have led to the distribution of radioactive isotopes in the rock and in the groundwater.The papers represented by this and the succeeding 11 abstracts are the proceedings of a conference held at Mont Ste. Marie, Quebec, in October 1986 on 'Isotope Geochemistry of Groundwater and Fracture Material in Plutonic Rock'.
Subjects:Distribution; Environmental geology; Evaluation; Geochemistry; Ground water; Igneous rocks; Isotopes; Nuclear energy; Plutonic rocks; Radioactive isotopes; Stable isotopes; Surveys; Waste disposal; Canada
Record ID:1988006124
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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