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Basis for Identification of Disposal Options for R and D for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste

The Used Fuel Disposition campaign (UFD) is selecting a set of geologic media for further study that spans a suite of behavior characteristics that impose a broad range of potential conditions on the design of the repository, the engineered barrier, and the waste.  Salt, clay/shale, and granitic rocks represent a reasonable cross-section of behavior.  Granitic rocks are also the primary basement rock to consider for deep borehole disposal.  UFD is developing generic system analysis capability and general experimental data related to mined geologic disposal in the three media (salt, clay/shale, and granitic rocks), and the use of deep boreholes in granitic rocks.