Hydrothermal reactions of clay minerals and shales with cesium phases from spent fuel elements.

S. Komarneni, W. B. White

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Abstract

As part of a programme aimed at understanding chemical reactions between nuclear waste materials and shale repositories in the presence of hot pressurized ground water, the immobilization of Cs released from spent nuclear fuel-elements and clay minerals in repository wallrock has been investigated. Formation of insoluble pollucite (CsAlSi2O6) dominated the reactions, leading to immobilization of much of the Cs.D.F.B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalClays & Clay Minerals
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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