Vertical distribution of H14CO3- transport parameters in Boom Clay in the Mol-1 borehole (Mol, Belgium) and comparison with data from independent measurements

Marc Aertsens, Ann Dierckx, Hugo Moors, Pierre De Cannière, Norbert Maes

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An important question for the performance assessment of a potential geological waste disposal site for radioactive waste in Boom Clay is: can the Boom Clay be considered as a homogeneous clay layer from the point of view of its migration properties? Therefore, the hydraulic conductivity and the transport parameters of tritiated water (HTO) and two critical radionuclides (129I- and H14CO3-) in Boom Clay and the upper lying sands of Eigenbilzen or Voort have been determined by pulse injection experiments on cores taken from different depths in the Mol-1 borehole (Belgium). The results for HTO and iodide have been published previously and the present paper completes this study with H14CO3-.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages31
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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NameSCK•CEN Reports
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

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