Deep geological repository

  • technicians emplacing transuranic waste at the waste isolation pilot plant, near carlsbad, new mexico

    a deep geological repository is a radioactive waste repository excavated deep within a stable geologic environment (typically below 300 m or 1000 feet). it entails a combination of waste form, waste package, engineered seals and geology that is suited to provide a high level of long-term isolation and containment without future maintenance. the waste isolation pilot plant, under construction in the united states, only accepts transuranic waste for permanent disposition.

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A deep geological repository is a radioactive waste repository excavated deep within a stable geologic environment (typically below 300 m or 1000 feet). It entails a combination of waste form, waste package, engineered seals and geology that is suited to provide a high level of long-term isolation and containment without future maintenance. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, under construction in the United States, only accepts transuranic waste for permanent disposition.