At a media conference hosted today by SFOE, Nagra presented its proposals for the geological siting regions for further investigation in Stage 3 of the Sectoral Plan for Deep Geological Repositories.
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Trial run in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory for a deep geological repository.
Experiment on safe disposal of radioactive waste
Following three years of intensive preparation, Nagra’s largest and most complex experiment to date is now entering a decisive phase. Three heater elements in dummy containers will be emplaced in a test tunnel excavated in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory and the tunnel will then be backfilled with bentonite granulate.