Volume 46, Number 6, 2011ICRER 2011 – International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity: Environment & Nuclear Renaissance
|Page(s)||S647 - S651|
|Section||Management and General Considerations|
|Published online||09 January 2012|
Selection of real-life analogues for future lakes and mires at a repository site
1 Haapanen Forest Consulting, Kärjenkoskentie 38, 64810 Vanhakylä, Finland
2 Finnish Forest Research Institute, Kaironiementie 15, 39700 Parkano, Finland
3 Water and Environment Research of South-West Finland, Telekatu 16, 20360 Turku, Finland
4 Pöyry Finland Ltd., Jaakonkatu 3, 01620 Vantaa, Finland
5 Pyhäjärvi Institute, Sepäntie 7, 27500 Kauttua, Finland
6 Posiva Oy, Olkiluoto, 27160 Eurajoki, Finland
In Finland, Olkiluoto Island on the western coast has been selected as a repository site for spent nuclear fuel. Due to the shallow sea areas around the island, the postglacial land uplift is going to change the landscape within the next millennia. For instance, new lakes and mires will develop on the present offshore areas. Concerning radionuclide transport models, the properties of the future ecosystems surrounding Olkiluoto Island can be forecast based on the properties of present lakes and mires. Due to the lack of site-specific data, lakes and mires of various successional stages were selected within a larger geographical area as analogues of the future ones. Here we present an example of a systematic process for selection of appropriate analogue sites.
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