Study of an Alternativefor Repository of Radioactive Waste—Taiwan Case

by Deng-Bo Chen, Industrial Technology Research Inst, Taiwan,
Zen-Hwa Chen, Industrial Technology Research Inst, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The accumlation of spent fuel and radioactive waste is forcing producers to look for repository systems in Taiwan. Tectonic setting, and geologic processes indicate that the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait are located on the stable continental margin and away from the fold-thurst belt on the main island of Taiwan. Although the Mesozoic sedimentary basement in the Penghu Islands was buried under the sandstone-shale formations and plateau basalt, its low porosity and permeability make it more potential to be host rock for spent fuel repository. Hydrologically, designating a small island to store radioactive waste in the formation below the interface of freshwater and seawater is an attractive choice for a country with offshore islands.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Radioactive wastes | Nuclear power | Fuels | Waste storage | Sediment | Basements | Porosity | Taiwan | Asia

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