An international research project is running at Mont Terri in Canton Jura under the lead of the Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo). Nagra has been involved in the experiment programme since 1996.
Experiments are carried out in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory to investigate the hydrogeological, geochemical and rock mechanical properties of the Opalinus Clay formation and to evaluate the behaviour of engineered barrier systems. The results provide input to assessments of the feasibility and safety of waste repositories constructed in clay formations (the Opalinus Clay in particular).
The Laboratory is open all year for visits by interested groups.
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The facilities of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory are reached through the safety gallery of the Mont Terri motorway tunnel. (Image: DesAir)