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Long-term performance of Engineered Barrier Systems (EBS) (PEBS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2010, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

The main aim of the project PEBS (Long-term Performance of the Engineered Barrier System) is to evaluate the sealing and barrier performance of the EBS with time, through development of a comprehensive approach involving experiments, model development and consideration of the potential impacts on long-term safety functions. The experiments and models cover the full range of conditions from initial ...
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Fate of Repository Gases (FORGE)

Start date: Feb 1, 2009, End date: Sep 30, 2013,

"The multiple barrier concept is the cornerstone of all proposed schemes for underground disposal of radioactive wastes. The concept invokes a series of barriers, both engineered and natural, between the waste and the surface. Achieving this concept is the primary objective of all disposal programmes, from site appraisal and characterisation to repository design and construction. However, the perf ...
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