Possible Retention of Iodine in the Ground

  • B. Allard
  • B. Torstenfelt
  • K. Andersson
  • J. Rydberg
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)


At the eventual release of radionuclides from a deep underground repository for high level waste, the only anionic fission product would be iodine, assuming reducing conditions (1–3). The major species would be I although leaching experiments on tuff from the Nevada Test Site have indicated that other species may be present (4). The retention of these anionic species would be low in most bedrocks (5–7). In this paper, the sorption of iodide on various minerals and compounds is discussed as well as the prospect of using common geologic media as iodide retarding backfill materials in an underground waste repository.


Radioactive Waste Spend Nuclear Fuel Ferric Hydroxide High Level Waste Nevada Test Site 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Allard
    • 1
  • B. Torstenfelt
    • 1
  • K. Andersson
    • 1
  • J. Rydberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear ChemistryChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden

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