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In absurdum: long-term predictions and nuclear waste handling
2001 (English)In: Engineering Geology, ISSN 0013-7952, E-ISSN 1872-6917, Vol. 61, no 2-3, 75-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Careful use of scientific knowledge allows predictions into the future. When the time units for our predictions increases to hundreds of thousands of years, we have extended our abilities 'in absurdum'. This is true for long-term safety statements regarding the handling of our high-level nuclear waste. The Fennoscandian Shield has been claimed to offer exceptionally stable bedrock conditions over immense time periods. We only need to go back to the last deglacial phase some 10,000 years ago to have a totally different situation from that of today. At that time Sweden was characterized by exceptionally high seismic activity; both in amplitude and frequency. These conditions (like a number of related phenomena) will be repeated at future lee Ages. In such an environment, there can be no safe repository in the bedrock. In the absence of true long-term safety, we can only recommend the utilization of the Dry Rock Deposit (DRD) method where the waste is stored in the bedrock under dry conditions, under constant control and monitoring, accessible for maintenance and possible future methods of rendering the waste harmless and even removal. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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2001. Vol. 61, no 2-3, 75-82 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, paleoseismicity, liquefaction, nuclear waste handling, DRD, KBS-3
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Geology Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-42445DOI: 10.1016/S0013-7952(01)00037-0ISI: 000170524000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-42445DiVA: diva2:786502
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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