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6-12 Long-Term Used Nuclear Fuel Waste Management - Geoscientific Review of the Sedimentary Sequence in Southern Ontario

Martin Mazurek, Rock-Water Interaction, Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland

This paper explores, from a geoscientific perspective, the suitability of sedimentary rock for hosting a deep geological repository based on a review of international waste management programs in sedimentary media and a complilation of existing geoscientific information.  Although this report focuses on southern Ontario, the principal findings of the review may be applicable to sedimentary rocks in similar geologic settings within Canada.  This paper was originally prepared for Ontario Power Generation, and is published here with permission of both Ontario Power Generation and the author.

 


 

Author Biographies

Martin Mazurek

 

Martin Mazurek received his PhD at the University of Basel (Switzerland) as a metamorphic petrologist.

Since then, he has been working for the Rock-Water Interaction Group at the Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern (Switzerland) in the fields of geochemistry and applied geology. He has 15 years of experience in the radioactive waste sector and participated in three Swiss safety cases for Nagra (Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste) targeted on crystalline and sedimentary rocks. He also worked on projects dealing with geochemical and structural aspects of underground rock laboratories (Grimsel, Switzerland; Äspö, Sweden; Tournemire, France). He was manager of an NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris) project dealing with the understanding of features, events and processes (FEPs) in argillaceous rocks and the relevance and representation of such FEPs in the safety assessment of geological disposal sites for radioactive waste.

Martin Mazurek is father of a 4 years old son and lives with his family in Basel, Switzerland. His main hobbies are mountaineering, skiing and photography.

 

6-12 Long-Term Used Nuclear Fuel Waste Management - Geoscientific Review of the Sedimentary Sequence in Southern Ontario

6-12 Executive Summary

 

 

 

 
     
 

 

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