In Situ Experiments to Support Development of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
Large-scale rock mechanics design verification Drifts with the heat load of anticipated waste Experiments to address technical issues of: (1) TRU waste emplacement and retrieval (without radioactivity) Non-radioactive high level waste interactions Thermal structural experiments Stable nuclide migration Brine migration Permeability Borehole plugging Operation and design Instrumentation development and monitoring Waste interaction investigations include corrosion, getter (multibarrier) development, nuclide transport (stable nuclides), i.e. those areas where preliminary information can be obtained without radioactivity. This project is (10/79) in the early planning and layout phase.
KeywordsFluid Inclusion Hole Closure Stainless Steel Coupon Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Bench Scale Experiment
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