Deep Bore Hole report – SITEX.Network ; this is the draft version of the Deep Bore Hole report on the state of knowledge and first assessment of the pros and cons with regard to safety and society concerns towards deep-borehole repository of high-level radioactive waste that have been presented during the Lunch & Learn session from EURAD here on Thursday the 19th of May 2022 (presentation & recording).

There are 7 parts to it:

  1. the introduction
  2. the methodology
  3. an overview of various borehole disposal developments since the 1950’s
  4. a SITEX.Network bibliographic review
  5. a Workshop about the bibliographic review
  6. some conclusions
  7. and references

“Many countries are developing a geological disposal project to dispose of their high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and potentially their intermediate, long-lived radioactive waste (ILW-LL) as well as spent nuclear fuel (SF) when considered as waste. The most widely selected option is the deep geological repository (DGR) concept, a mining repository located underground in a geological layer, in which conditioned waste is disposed of. Many countries are currently investigating this option; in particular, sites for such DGR has been selected in Finland, France and Sweden. Implementation of DGR programmes have started in Finland and Sweden. A site selection process is underway in several other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic…”