Natural Analogues in Radioactive Waste Disposal

  • B. Côme
  • N. A. Chapman

Part of the Radioactive Waste Management Series book series (RADW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Why Natural Analogues (Rationale and Key Areas of Need)

  3. Analogue Site Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. J. J. Cramer, P. Vilks, J. P. A. Larocque
      Pages 59-72
    3. P. Duerden, C. Golian, C. J. Hardy, T. Nightingale, T. Payne
      Pages 82-91
    4. P. J. Hooker, N. A. Chapman, A. B. MacKenzie, R. D. Scott, M. Ivanovich
      Pages 104-115
    5. John A. T. Smellie, Luiz Barroso Magno Jr., Neil A. Chapman, Ian G. McKinley, Eduardo Penna Franca
      Pages 118-132
  4. Analogues for Waste Forms and Engineered Barriers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. R. O. Hallberg, P. Östlund, T. Wadsten
      Pages 135-139
    3. David Curtis, Timothy Benjamin, Alexander Gancarz, Robert Loss, Kevin Rosman, John DeLaeter et al.
      Pages 140-141
    4. W. Lutze, B. Grambow, R. C. Ewing, M. J. Jercinovic
      Pages 142-152
    5. Z. H. Zhou, W. S. Fyfe, K. Tazaki
      Pages 153-164
  5. Analogues of Processes Affecting Radionuclide Migration Part 1

  6. Analogues of Processes Affecting Radionuclide Migration Part 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. David B. Curtis, John H. Cappis, Richard E. Perrin, Donald J. Rokop, June Fabryka-Martin
      Pages 354-355
    3. J. T. Fabryka-Martin, D. Roman, P. L. Airey, D. Elmore, P. W. Kubik
      Pages 374-385
  7. Panel: How Far are We with Natural Analogues?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Poster Presentations

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 485-492

About this book


In order to validate predictive models of the very long-term processes which affect the performance of radioactive waste repositories, there has been an increased interest in the information and understanding which can be obtained from studying similar mechanisms in natural systems. These "natural analogues", as they are known in the jargon of waste management, have been studied sporadically for many years, but there has been a considerable rejuvenation of interest in the last four years, possibly owing to the fact that performance assessment methodolo­ gy is gradually maturing to the point where it needs the kind of support which analogues can offer. Since 1982, the Commission of the European Communities has been involved in specific work on natural analogues in the framework of its activities on radioactive waste management, principally within the MIRAGE project which concerns migration of radionuclides in the geosphere. As a consequence, the Commission took the initiative, in 1985, of establish­ ing a Natural Analogue Working Group (NAWG) whose members can benefit from the overall expertise available for managing their own natural analogue research programmes. In this group, modeller' s requirements and the results of field research are exchanged at regular intervals. A number of wide-ranging investigation programmes, both on national and international scales. are currently underway or being initiated, and several of these have been discussed recently at the NAWG.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. Côme
    • 1
  • N. A. Chapman
    • 2
  1. 1.Commission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.British Geological SurveyKeyworth, NottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8051-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3465-8
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