Update of the near field temperature calculations for disposal of the PAMELA waste types in a monolith-based geological repository

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    This note reports calculations carried out to quantify the temperature evolution in the near field of a hypothetical repository located in the Boom Clay formation at the Mol site, in case of disposal of vitrified radioactive waste and of hulls and end-pieces, originating from the reprocessing activities at the former Eurochemic plant at Dessel ("PAMELA" waste). The aim is to verify that there is no so-called "thermal phase". The considered repository concept for PAMELA waste is based on the "Monolith category B" design. This note complements chapter 3 of SCK•CEN report ER-78 (Raeymaekers et al., 2008) by updating several parameters: • thermal conductivity of the Boom Clay decreased; evidence of anisotropy • thermal conductivity of concrete slightly decreased • projected date of disposal of PAMELA waste: 2040
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages15
    StatePublished - May 2010

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    NameSCK•CEN Reports
    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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