A numerical analysis was conducted to assess the long term stability of the rock caverns BMA and BLA for the final repository of low and middle level nuclear waste at the SFR facility in Forsmark, Sweden. The objective was to analyze if there exists a long term risk for an ongoing loosening of the rock mass up to the surface due to degradation and weathering of the rock mass adjacent to the walls of the rock caverns.
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Jessa Vatcher is a geomechanical engineer with a PhD in rock mechanics from Sweden (Luleå University of Technology) and a Master’s of Applied Science in Mining Engineering from Canada (Queen's University). She has experience with diverse rock mechanics problems, for both mining and tunnelling related projects. She has worked extensively with 3-D numerical stress analysis, geomechanical models, and laboratory testing and core logging. She specialises in rock mechanics, mining engineering, and civil engineering.
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