Underground Research Laboratories (URLs) and Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

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Final disposal in engineered repositories built deep underground in stable geological formations with low groundwater flow is the ultimate end-point for managing long-lived highly radioactive waste. Underground research laboratories (URLs) provide a realistic environment for characterising the selected geological settings, testing the relevant engineering solutions and materials, and demonstrating the feasibility of disposal to a wide range of stakeholders.