Clays in natural & engineered barriers for radioactive waste confinement - 3rd international meeting Lille, September 17 - 20, 2007

Tours 2005

Andra organised an International Symposium on the use of Natural and Engineered Clay-based Barriers for the Containment of Radioactive Waste hold at the Congress Centre of Tours, France, in March 2005.

The symposium provided an opportunity to take stock of the potential properties of the clay-based materials present in engineered or natural barriers in order to meet the containment specifications of a deep geological repository for radioactive waste.
It was intended for specialists working in the various disciplines involved with clays and clay-based minerals, as well as scientists from agencies and organisations dealing with investigations on the disposal of high-level and long-lived radioactive waste.
After review by the Editorial Committee, papers presented at the Symposium are published in specialised scientific journals (Elsevier publications).

Abstracts Tours 2005 (in pdf)


Following a detailed review of the manuscripts submitted for the Proceedings, 86 papers (out of 118 manuscripts) have been selected by the editorial group (14 guest editors composed of well known professors and international experts). The papers are published in a special issue of "Physics and Chemistry of the Earth" (Elsevier Ed.).

Available articles (Elsevier Ed.)

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Clays in natural and engineered barriers for radioactive waste confinement - Lille 2007 - 3rd International Meeting - Andra