Is the depository concept based on sound geology? Professor Matti Saarnisto <ul><li>Nuclear waste seminar, Helsinki May 8,...
‘ Given the uncertainties about the Earth’s capacity to buffer itself against enhanced greenhouse warming, glaciation scen...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nuclear  waste seminar Matti Saarnisto Helsinki May 8, 2009
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Presentation of Matti Saarnisto in Greenpeace Nuclear Waste Seminar, Helsinki 2009

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Professor Matti Saarnisto is former research director of Finnish Geological Survey.

Predictions of the long-term safety of the nuclear waste disposal site planned in Olkiluoto are largely speculative and not based on scientific facts. For example, strong earthquakes associated with ice ages and penetration of permafrost into the repository are severe, unsolved problems that make the entire disposal concept of Posiva doubtful.

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Presentation of Matti Saarnisto in Greenpeace Nuclear Waste Seminar, Helsinki 2009

  1. 1. Is the depository concept based on sound geology? Professor Matti Saarnisto <ul><li>Nuclear waste seminar, Helsinki May 8, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. ‘ Given the uncertainties about the Earth’s capacity to buffer itself against enhanced greenhouse warming, glaciation scenarios should be considered for all timeframes between 1000 and 120,000 years, well within the range for which safety assessments are required for wastes containing long-lived radionuclides.’ (Boulton et al. 2004)
  3. 10. Posiva 2006-05
  4. 20. Nuclear waste seminar Matti Saarnisto Helsinki May 8, 2009

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