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Progress of construction work excavation of shafts and research galleries

Construction Department; Tono Geoscience Center, Sector of Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management; Horonobe Underground Research Center, Sector of Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management

This report presents the results of shaft and gallery excavation performed focusing on crystalline rock (Mizunami) and sedimentary rock (Horonobe) from the point of view of construction technologies applied and the information obtained at respective construction stages, which is required for construction designing Facility construction in general, its goal is to build the facilities and the general and accrual designs are made based on the specific construction plan, while the construction of shafts and research galleries is being conducted based on the research plan. This construction is performed in the deep underground where significant uncertainties exit, for instance, it is difficult to obtain the precision information from preliminary investigation, construction work is inextricability liked to the stepwise research, and this very long-term construction period is likely to be receiving restrictions concerning environmental and social interests. Therefore, there are a number of conditions can not to be predicted at the initial design stage. Timely and appropriate actions will be taken to deal with these particular conditions, such as changing on design due to the revision of the research and construction plan while conducting excavation construction. In the series of construction activities: from input (i.e. construction conditions) to completion of the construction under the particular conditions, we summarize the experiences obtained at respective construction stages as the important information to transfer the technology to the similar construction in the future. This report describes the general consideration and summary of chapters at the beginning, and introduces the construction activities performed at each rock series.

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