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Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory Project; Investigation report for the 2008 fiscal year

Nakayama, Masashi ; Sano, Michiaki; Sanada, Hiroyuki; Sugita, Yutaka 

The Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory Project is planned to extend over a period 20 years. The investigations will be conducted in 3 phases, namely "Phase 1: Surface-based investigations", "Phase 2: Construction Phase" (investigations during construction of the underground facilities) and "Phase 3: Operation phase" (research in the underground facilities). This report summarizes the results of the investigations for the 2008 fiscal year (2008/2009), the 4th year of the Phase 2 investigations. The investigations, which are composed of "Geoscientific research" and "R&D on the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW)", were carried out according to "Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory Project Investigation Program for the 2008 Fiscal year". The results of these investigations, along with the results which were obtained in other departments of Japan Atomic Agency (JAEA), are properly offered to the implementations and the safety regulations. JAEA proceeded with the project in collaboration with experts from domestic and overseas research organisation.



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