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Evaluation of how the LUCOEX results can be utilized by less-advanced programs
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The objective with this report is to study how results from the

LUCOEX (Large Underground Concept Experiments) project can be

utilized by less-advanced radioactive waste management programs,

with respect to high-level waste and spent fuel, in member states

of the European Union. Also an evaluation of how far these

countries have come in their radioactive waste programs has been


High-level long-lived waste and spent fuel requires the most

comprehensive disposal of all types of radioactive waste. The most

safe and feasible way to take care of this waste is by a geological

disposal system. Geological disposal is the preferred solution for

most countries with high-level waste and spent fuel.

The purpose of the LUCOEX project is to validate the technical

achievability in place for repositories for long-lived high-level

nuclear waste. This includes a dependable construction,

manufacturing, disposal and sealing of the repositories. Two proofof-

concepts are made in clay and two in crystalline rock.

The countries that consider clay as an option for suitable host

rock for deep geological disposal are Belgium, Bulgaria, France,

Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania,

Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The countries that consider crystalline rock as an option for

suitable host rock for deep geological disposal are Bulgaria, Czech

Republic, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic

and Belgium are countries that have made significant progress in

their radioactive waste management programs, and therefore are in a

position where results from the LUCOEX project can be utilized in a

perspicuous future. This also concerns the participant countries of

LUCOEX; Switzerland, France, Sweden and Finland.

In addition Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Netherlands,

Slovenia and Croatia can utilize the results from the LUCOEX

project to get information of one concept to aim for in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242916ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-KKI-2015/01-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-242916DiVA: diva2:786827
External cooperation
Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear, LUCOEX
Available from: 2015-02-10 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2015-02-10Bibliographically approved

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