Belgium investigates the design for disposal of its high-level radioactive waste in two deep clay formations: the Boom clay at Mol, considered the reference host formation, and Ypresian clay at Kallo that is the alternative one. High suctions develop as a consequence of sample retrieval, which affect the hydro-mechanical response of these materials. The water retention properties of both clays, covering a wide suction range and using different complementary techniques, are presented and discussed.
|Title of host publication||Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications|
|Place of Publication||Heidelberg, Germany|
|State||Published - Jun 2012|
|Event||2nd European Conference on unsaturated soils, E-UNSAT 2012 - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and Politecnico di Milano, Napels|
Duration: 20 Jun 2012 → 22 Jun 2012
|Conference||2nd European Conference on unsaturated soils, E-UNSAT 2012|
|Period||2012-06-20 → 2012-06-22|