A case study on the influence of THM coupling on the near field safety of a spent fuel repository in sparsely fractured granite

@article{Nguyen2009ACS,
  title={A case study on the influence of THM coupling on the near field safety of a spent fuel repository in sparsely fractured granite},
  author={Thanh Son Lam Nguyen and Lennart Boergesson and Masakazu Chijimatsu and Jan Hernelind and Lanru Jing and Akira Kobayashi and Jonny Rutqvist},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  year={2009},
  volume={57},
  pages={1239-1254}
}
In order to demonstrate the feasibility of geological disposal of spent CANDU fuel in Canada, a safety assessment was performed for a hypothetical repository in the Canadian Shield. The assessment shows that the maximum long term radionuclide release from such repository would meet international criteria for dose rate; however, uncertainties in the assumed evolution of the repository were identified. Such uncertainties could be resolved by the consideration of coupled Thermal-Hydro-Mechanical… CONTINUE READING
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