Deep Isolation has completed a set of post-closure radiological safety calculations for a generic horizontal drillhole repository sited in shale for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
Important Note: This document describes post-closure safety calculations for a generic deep horizontal drillhole repository. The calculations are preliminary and do not derive from a specific geographic location or geological site. The layout and design of the repository represent only the general disposal concept as no site-specific characterization data or detailed technical designs are available. The conceptual and numerical models, as well as assumptions and parameters and their uncertainties, are reflective of this context. Generic calculations are a necessary step toward developing a comprehensive, site-specific safety analysis that will support the safety case of a deep horizontal drillhole repository in compliance with all applicable regulations.
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Disposal of High-Level Nuclear Waste in Deep Horizontal Drillholes
Dr. Richard Muller introduces our method and issues pertaining to safety requirements.
Thermal Evolution near Heat-Generating Nuclear Waste Canisters Disposed in Horizontal Drillholes
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Preliminary safety calculations for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel in a generic deep horizontal drillhole repository published in the peer-reviewed journal, Energies, by MDPI. May 2020