School of Geological Disposal
Siting and site investigations
|Target group||The site investigation management of a waste disposal organisation, especially those for scientifically based investigations of the soil, rock and ground surface. Trainees are people already working in the field of radioactive waste disposal.|
|Purpose||Give the trainees both a broad and fairly deep insight to the process of investigating a site for radioactive waste disposal.
Learn about methods and measures needed to understand the properties of the geological media at (the) site(s) considered suitable for the location of nuclear waste repository.
|Lecturer||Peter Wikberg, Senior Advisor SKB International
Kaj Ahlbom, Senior Advisor SKB International
Additional experts in technical fields
|Type||Online course with presentation modules, live streaming welcome seminar and course closing session. Opportunity to ask questions to lecturers who will give answers during the course.|
|Prerequisite||Basic to expert understanding of the processes of siting/site investigation.|
|Extent||About ten presentation modules with lengths from 40 to 60 minutes.|
|Examination||Questions are included in each presentation|
|Date||Earliest end of 2022 (date TBD)|
|Contact person||Erik Thurner (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This course is intended for persons working with siting and investigations to identify and assess a geological disposal facility for a nuclear waste disposal programme. It covers all aspects related to the needs of a safety assessment and technical developments of a repository.
It does not include the licensing process which is governed by the national regulations and acceptance. Those issues are covered by a separate course.
The material is based on the experiences from the Swedish Nuclear waste disposal programme. It is mainly concentrated to the so called KBS-3 concept for disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Site investigations for other type of nuclear waste disposal are also included.
The purpose of the course is to give the trainees a good understanding of the different areas that need to be covered during the site investigation of a nuclear waste disposal site. It is most useful for persons who have already been working for a few years in the field and who are involved in the siting/-site investigation.
Nine different presentations are available, each of them listed below:
- Identification, location and selection of a geological disposal site
- Preparation of the Site investigation including
- Planning of the investigation
- Execution of the investigations
- Discipline specific investigations and evaluation
- Geology including rock mechanics
- Surface ecology including surface hydrology
- Radionuclide transport specific investigations
- Site descriptive modelling to integrate all disciplines for the assessment of long-term safety of a repository at the site.