Knowledge preservation for nuclear waste repositories

In deep geological repositories nuclear waste has to be isolated for one million years - an unimaginable long period. The nuclear waste Directive 2011/70/EURATOM defines that EU countries have to include concepts in their waste management programmes how to ensure safety of their repositories also after end of operation. But until now, neither a convincing concept exists to prevent radioactive substances from leaking out of a repository, nor a concept to preserve the knowledge that there even exists such a repository hidden in a geological barrier and how to inform future generations to handle a possible leakage.
In this project, existing ideas for knowledge preservation are researched and assessed. At a workshop on 10 April 2018 in Praha interested NGOs will be informed and argumentations for participation procedures for future deep geological repositories will be developed. The invitation and form for registration can be downloaded here.

Laufzeit: 2018.
Knowledge preservation for nuclear waste repositories


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