Long-term storage of spent fuel is critical to the nuclear energy industry. The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) is developing an approach for the storage of spent nuclear fuel in an underground repository in competent crystalline rock. In order to better understand the spalling damage process, an in-situ test involving the drilling of two boreholes was performed in Äspö diorite at SKB’s underground hard rock laboratory in Äspö. Tests and monitoring were performed on the pillar that separated the boreholes. In order to further investigate the damage process, Itasca performed numerical modeling using PFC3D and FLAC3D.
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Dr. Doyle is an environmental geochemist with 15 years of experience working on issues related to mine water quality. She received her doctorate from Colorado School of Mines and conducted research on cycling of manganese in mining-impacted environments and the impacts to associated elements, including molybdenum, lead, copper, and zinc.
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