The main conclusions of a Coordinated Research Programmes organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the performance of high-level wastes in deep geological repositories are summarized in this paper. The programme ran from 1997 till 2004. Glass, spent fuel and ceramics were the waste forms considered. The 13 participating countries reported their R&D including waste form development, basic understanding of the waste form properties and the performance in simulated disposal conditions. Significant progress has been achieved on the various issues. Recommendations are formulated as to integrate the R&D with the geological disposal conditions and performance assessment considerations, or to conceive generic studies in preparation of the above approach.
|Title of host publication||Symposium Proceedings. Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIX|
|Place of Publication||Warrendale, United States|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
|Event||MRS 2005. Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIX - SCK•CEN, Gent|
Duration: 12 Sep 2005 → 16 Sep 2005
|Conference||MRS 2005. Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIX|
|Period||2005-09-12 → 2005-09-16|