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Geochemical reactions and tritium transport in concrete cells for storing radioactive waste

Author
Chaparro, M.; Saaltink, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
Goldschmidt Conference 2019
Date of publication
2019
Presentation's date
2019-08-22
Book of congress proceedings
Goldschmidt2019
First page
1
Last page
1
URL
https://whiteiron.org/uploads/conferences/29/abstracts/originalPDFs/2019001341-20190329031222.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
Water with high concentration of tritium has been leaking from drains situated inside concrete cells storing radioactive waste at ‘El Cabril’, Spain’s disposal facility for low and intermediate level radioactive waste. This indicated flow of water inside the concrete cells that stored the waste. 2D numerical models together with temperature and humidity measurements suggested that this leak of water is caused by a combination of thermo-hydraulic processes occurring in the unsaturated concr...
Keywords
Geochemical reactions, radioactive waste, reactive transport
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

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