Comptes Rendus
Du combustible nucléaire aux déchets : recherches actuelles/From nuclear fuels to waste: current research
Geomechanics issues related to long-term isolation of nuclear waste
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 3 (2002) no. 7-8, pp. 961-974.

A short review of current geomechanics issues is presented with respect to nuclear waste isolation in salt, clay, granite and volcanic tuff. Mention of the significance of regional seismicity is followed by examination of the importance of the disturbed rock zone (DRZ) in each rock type.

Une brève étude des enjeux actuels en géomécaniques, liés à l'isolement des déchets nucléaires dans le sel, l'argile, le granit et le tuf volcanique est présentée. Mention est faite de l'importance de la sismicité régionale, elle est suivie par l'examen de l'importance de la zone endommagée pour chaque type de roche.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1631-0705(02)01379-8
Keywords: geomechanics, nuclear waste, seismicity
Mot clés : géomécaniques, déchets nucléaires, sismicité

Charles Fairhurst 1

1 Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., c/o 417 Fifth Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075-2035, USA
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