MR002:
Advances in the Science of Radioactive Waste Cleanup and Disposal





Session ID#: 27157

Session Description:
Cleanup and permanent disposal of radioactive waste is an urgent global problem and represents a significant science and engineering challenge.  Ensuring waste isolation involves multi-scale, coupled processes, as well as predicting fate and transport over extremely long timescales. Both the cleanup of contaminated geosystems, and the permanent geologic disposal of radioactive waste require synthesis of a wide range of hydrological, geological, and geochemical observations using advanced numerical modeling tools. We invite a wide range of submissions on laboratory, field, theoretical, or modeling studies. Relevant topics could include, but are not limited to: characterization of contaminated hydrological systems, modeling of long-term repository system performance, laboratory investigations into relevant geochemical and/or geomechanical processes, comparative studies of natural analogues to disposal systems,  and prediction of behavior in coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical waste disposal systems.
Primary Convener:  Kristopher L Kuhlman, Sandia National Laboratories, 08844, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Convener:  Edward N Matteo, Sandia National Laboratories, Nuclear Waste Disposal Research & Analysis Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jens T Birkholzer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Minji Park, Jiwon Park and Hoon Young Jeong, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South)
Guan Rong1, Jun Peng1 and Maiyong Jiang2, (1)Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, (2)Hunan Polytechnic of Water Resources and Electric Power, Changsha, China
Melissa Marie Mills1, Yifeng Wang1, Clay Payne1, Amanda C Sanchez1, Lydia Boisvert1 and Edward N Matteo2, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Nuclear Waste Disposal Research & Analysis Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Kristopher L Kuhlman, Sandia National Laboratories, 08844, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Edward N Matteo, Sandia National Laboratories, Nuclear Waste Disposal Research & Analysis Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Melissa Mills, Sandia National Laboratories, 08842, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Jay Je-Hun Jang, Sungtae Kim, Heather Burton, Jandi Knox, Cassandra Marrs and Charlotte Sisk-Scott, Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM, United States
Blaise Robertson Winnard1, Thomas Matthew Mitchell1, John Browning1, Robert J Cuss2, Simon Norris3 and Philip G Meredith1, (1)University College London, Rock and Ice Physics and Seismological Laboratory, London, United Kingdom, (2)British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, (3)RWM Radioactive Waste Management, Oxford, United Kingdom
Florie Caporuscio, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Katherine Norskog, Tulane University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States
Wei-Hsing Huang and Hao-Chun Chang, National Central University, Civil Engineering, Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Sungwook Choung, KBSI Korea Basic Science Institute, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Jungwhan Hwang, KBSI, Cheongju, South Korea, Weonshik Han, Yonsei university, Seoul, South Korea and Woosik Shin, KBSI, Cheonjgu, South Korea
Elena Kalinina, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Teklu Hadgu, Sandia National Laboratories, Advanced Nuclear Energy, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Yifeng Wang, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Teklu Hadgu, Sandia National Laboratories, Advanced Nuclear Energy, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Steven P Gomez, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Edward N Matteo, Sandia National Laboratories, Nuclear Waste Disposal Research & Analysis Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Michael Vetter and Jianwei Wang, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Fanny Coutelot1, John C Seaman1 and Steven Simner2, (1)Savannah River Ecology Lab, Aiken, SC, United States, (2)Savannah River Remediation LLC, Aiken, SC, United States
Todd Zeitler1, Brad A. Day1, Jennifer Frederick2, Glenn E Hammond2, Sungtae Kim1, Ramesh Sarathi1 and Emily Stein2, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Jianwei Wang and Zelong Zhang, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Emily R Stein1, S David Sevougian2, Paul E Mariner1, Glenn E Hammond1 and Jennifer Frederick1, (1)Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Katlyn M Turner1, Dylan Rittman1, Rachel Heymach1, Madison Turner2, Cameron Tracy1, Wendy L Mao3 and Rodney C Ewing4, (1)Stanford University, Geological Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (4)Stanford Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States