Brine migration test for Asse Mine, Federal Republic of Germany; final design report
|Corporate Authors:||Westinghouse Electric Corporation|
|Source:||Columbus, OH [ONWI (Battelle Memorial Institute, Office of Nuclear Waste-Isolation), No.BMI/ONWI-651, 306p. Publisher: Battelle Memorial Institute, Office of Nuclear Waste-Isolation,], United States. ISSN: 0730-2800|
|Note:||In English. Technical report. 27 refs.|
|Summary:||One issue related to the disposal of high-level nuclear waste in natural rock salt formations is the amount of brine released from the salt upon heating by the waste. A test has been installed in the Asse Mine in the Federal Republic of Germany. This test includes heating and radiation on a large scale to simulate a potential repository environment and includes instrumentation to observe water production and related parameters. Four test sites will be operated for two years, producing a maximum salt temperature of 210 C over a 2-m (78-in) long by 43-cm (17-in) internal diameter test volume in the salt. The design and installation of this test and the rationale for this design are included in this report.—Modified journal abstract.|
|Subjects:||Brines; Chemically precipitated rocks; Engineering geology; Evaporites; Ground water; High-level waste; Instruments; Migration; Mines; Radioactive waste; Salt; Sedimentary rocks; Simulation; Temperature; Waste disposal; Asse Mine; Central Europe; Europe; Germany; Lower Saxony Germany; West Germany|
|Copyright Information:||GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.|
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