Tectonic Processes Modeling For High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

Vladislav Morozov, Victor Tatarinov, Ilya Kolesnikov, Alexander Kagan, Tatiana Tatarinova


The possibility of using deep geological formations to dispose of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) is a subject raising heated debate among scientists. In Russia, the idea of constructing HLW repository in the Niznekansky granitoid massif (NKM) in Krasnoyarsk area is widely discussed. To solve this problem we are elaborating a technology associated with time – space stability prediction of the geological environment, which is subject to geodynamic processes evolutionary effects. It is based on the prediction of isolation properties stability in a structural tectonic block of the Earth’s crust for a given time. The danger is in the possibility that the selected structural block may be broken by new tectonic faults or movements on a passive fault may be activated and thus underground water may penetrate to HLW containers.


GPS; evolution of Earth’s crust; faults; radioactive waste; stress; tectonic

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/etr2011vol1.910


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