Geological Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste

Current Concepts and Plans for Radioactive Waste Disposal

  • Roland┬áPusch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  3. Roland Pusch
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 369-379

About this book


The book describes and assesses current concepts for long-term disposal of highly radioactive waste. Different types of rock are discussed and assessed with respect to practical difficulties in construction of a repository, and the efficiency in isolating radioactive waste. Safety matters are most important and are treated in the respective chapters and in a final, conclusive chapter. Cost issues and related quality matters are discussed for the case of constructing a virgin repository and repositories in the form of converted abandoned mines.


Disposal techniques Function and Safety Long-term performance Radioactive ware radioactive waste safety

Authors and affiliations

  • Roland┬áPusch
    • 1
  1. 1.Geodevelopment International ABLund Sweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77332-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77333-7
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