Deep Bore Hole report – SITEX.Network ; this is a 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).

The report includes 7 parts:

  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…”

Deep Bore Hole report – SITEX.Network