Annual report for research on geosphere stability for long-term isolation of radioactive waste in fiscal year 2018
Ishimaru, Tsuneari ; Ogata, Nobuhisa ; Hanamuro, Takahiro ; Shimada, Akiomi; Kokubu, Yoko ; Asamori, Koichi; Niwa, Masakazu ; Shimada, Koji ; Watanabe, Takahiro ; Saiga, Atsushi ; Sueoka, Shigeru ; Komatsu, Tetsuya ; Yokoyama, Tatsunori ; Fujita, Natsuko ; Shimizu, Mayuko ; Ogawa, Hiroki
This annual report documents the progress of research and development (R&D) in the 4th fiscal year during the JAEA 3rd Mid- and Long-term Plan (fiscal years 2015-2021) to provide the scientific base for assessing geosphere stability for long-term isolation of the high-level radioactive waste. The planned framework is structured into the following categories: (1) Development and systematization of investigation techniques, (2) Development of models for long-term estimation and effective assessment, (3) Development of dating techniques. In this report, the current status of R&D activities with previous scientific and technological progress is summarized.