Microbiology and disposal of radioactive wastes, October 2016

Between 24th and 28th of October 2016 Micans taught a course about how microorganisms can influence future final repositories for radioactive waste.Six participants from across Europe attended the course. For more information, please see: http://micans.se/microbiology-and-radwaste-course. The photo shows Methanosarcina barkeri visualised using FISH, fluorecent in situ hybridisation, using the CY-3 DNA probe specific for Archaea. Photo: Linda Johansson.

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VLJ-repository in Olkiluoto

Low- and intermediate-level operating waste generated at the Olkiluoto power plant is finally disposed of in the VLJ-repository. It was commissioned in 1992 and consists of two rock silos, a hall connecting the two and auxiliary facilities constructed at a depth of 60-100 meters inside the bedrock. Low-level waste is deposited in the rock silo […]

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Äspö HRL

The Äspö  HRL (hard rock laboratory) outside Oskarshamn is a unique facility. SKB is conducting full-scale research and development here in preparation for the construction of a final repository for spent nuclear fuel. Microbial studies have been done for almost three decades at Äspö HRL by national as well as international groups.

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