Comparison of Tailored Cement Formulations for Borehole Plugging in Crystalline Silicate Rocks and Evaporite Mineral Sequences

  • B. E. Scheetz
  • D. M. Roy
  • E. L. White
  • D. Wolfe-Confer
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)


The development of adequate technology for repository sealing, which includes borehole plugging, formation grouting and shaft sealing, is an important aspect of safety assurance in the geologic waste isolation program. Boreholes or shafts which penetrate specific repository formations must be sealed adequately, for these artificial penetrations could provide the most direct pathway for release of radioactive waste (RW) nuclides into aquifers, and subsequently into the biosphere. Based upon results of previous studies (1–5), it is probable that cement-based materials (broadly considered) will fulfill the combination of plugging and sealing requirements most adequately, either alone or in combination with other component materials. Thus, current studies of cementitious composites are in progress by the investigators (6).


Radioactive Waste Cement Paste Cementitious Composite Radioactive Waste Evaporite Mineral 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Scheetz
    • 1
  • D. M. Roy
    • 1
  • E. L. White
    • 1
  • D. Wolfe-Confer
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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