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Conference Abstract
10 Nov 2021
Conference Abstract |  | 10 Nov 2021

Investigation of Percolation-Driven Fluid Transport in Rock Salt under Repository-Relevant Conditions (PeTroS)

Christoph Lüdeling, Dirk Naumann, and Wolfgang Minkley

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Short summary
It has been claimed that, under repository conditions, rock salt may not be as impermeable as usually considered. We present results of fluid permeation tests on natural rock salt at high temperatures and stresses (140 to 180 °C, 18 and 36 MPa) that refute these claims.