Wednesday, March 10, 2010

British guys actually worry about n-waste geology


It's an interesting article. Although they found people who would actually love a facility, the geology may stink. But nobody knows because they haven't looked!

Now, we all know that the most secretive of all secret projects is the attempt to put n-waste underground at Bruce. Personally, I see no difference between 'low' or 'high' level waste in Canada. The used fuel bundles are quite well sealed in their ceramic packaging. However, it serves as a useful political delineation. "Oh look, dahling, it's only low level waste, pooh, pooh!"

I shall follow this story to see how they actually look at the geology. You can take a 'high altitude' look at the regional geologic history, or you can take a very narrow look at a single horizon in a single borehole. We know what Bruce did, and we wait for Britain....


hypocentre said...

I worked on the Longlands site at Sellafield one winter on the preparations for the underground lab. Godforsaken place. It was the hydrogeology that screwed it.

Harold Asmis said...

Ah, the life of the geologist!