Understanding Deep Borehole Disposal Technology in the context of Spent Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal: History, Status, Opportunities and Challenges
The IFNEC Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group has noted that although there is widespread interest in the potential to dispose of spent fuel (SF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) in deep boreholes, there are limited opportunities to obtain current information on this developing technology. The objective of the webinar is to provide a comprehensive overview of the technology and its potential role as the only recognized alternative, or complement, to a mined geologic repository for disposal of SF and HLW.
The deep borehole disposal concept has been around for decades—practically from the inception of projects on geological disposal. In recent years interest has noticeably increased and today there are a number of unrelated activities underway directed at developing and demonstrating the practical application of this technology. The webinar will discuss the status and objectives of these activities.
On the first day there will be presentations by experts who will provide an objective overview of the technology, identifying not only the opportunities it presents for contributing to the disposal of SF and HLW, but also the challenges that remain to be addressed. The second day will be devoted to understanding the current activities underway to develop and demonstrate the technology.
Nov 4, 2020 02:00 PM
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Nov 5, 2020 02:00 PM