Research in Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste Program are mostly funded by DOE’s Spent Fuel & Waste Science and Technology (SFWST) Campaign. In support of Campaign’s mission, Berkeley Lab scientists are now leading research and technology development to enable long-term waste disposal in other host-rock environments, such as shale, salt rock, and crystalline rock, and alternative repository designs.
Our work is organized in the following work packages:
- Argillite Disposal R&D
- Crystalline Disposal R&D
- Salt Disposal R&D
- Engineered Barrier System R&D
- Generic Disposal R&D
- Direct Disposal of Dual Purpose Canister
See also DECOVALEX.