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Paul Bossart, Marc Thury, Gilles Armand, Geert Volckaert, Thomas Fierz

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    The Mont Terri rock laboratory, situated in the vicinity of St-Ursanne, Canton Jura, Switzerland, started operation in January 1996 as part of the international Mont Terri project to which 12 organisation contribute. The aim of the project is the geological, hydrogeological, geochemical and geotechnical characterisation of the Opalinus Clay. This report presents the key results of the reasearch carried out over the first ten years of the rock laboratory. First an overview of the geology and the excavation and drilling programmes is givven followed by an overview of the scientific programme and the 78 experiments carried out in that period. The results and interpretation of key experiments and developments are given as well as an outlook on future key topics. Also the importance of the rock laboratory in developing public participation in the radioactive waste disposal project is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMont Terri Rock Laboratory Project, Programme 1996 to 2007 and results
    Place of PublicationWabern, Switzerland
    PublisherMont Terri consortium
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-302-40016-7
    StatePublished - Dec 2008

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    PublisherSwiss Geological Survey
    ISSN (Print)1661-9285

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