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Shale Rocks as Nuclear Waste Repositories: Hydrothermal Reactions with Glass, Ceramic and Spent Fuel Waste Forms

  • W. Phelps Freeborn
  • Michael Zolensky
  • Barry E. Scheetz
  • Sridhar Komarneni
  • Gregory J. McCarthy
  • William B. White
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

The objectives of various contributions from this laboratory have been to simulate “worst case” situations, given a proposed choice of waste form, repository rock, and waste loading/waste age. The “worst case” seems to be the situation in which either young waste or high waste loadings produce a high temperature in a repository in which a fluid phase is present.

Keywords

Spend Fuel Waste Form Nuclear Waste Repository Zinc Silicate Shale Rock 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Phelps Freeborn
    • 1
  • Michael Zolensky
    • 1
  • Barry E. Scheetz
    • 1
  • Sridhar Komarneni
    • 1
  • Gregory J. McCarthy
    • 2
  • William B. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Depts. of Chemistry and GeologyNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoUSA

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