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BOX 1
List of Scientific Organizations and Geological Enterprises Involved in Efforts to Identify a Site for the Safe Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes from the Mining-Chemical Complex and the RT-2 Plant

Minatom organizations and enterprises

  • Radium Institute

  • Mining-Chemical Complex

  • All-Russia Scientific Research and Design Institute for Industrial Technology

  • Krasnoyarsk branch of the All-Russia Scientific Research and Design Institute for Energy Technology

Universities

  • St. Petersburg State University Scientific Research Institute of the Earth’s Crust

  • Krasnoyarsk State University Scientific Research Physical-Technical Institute

Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Geological Institute

  • Institute of the Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry

Other organizations and enterprises

  • Krasnoyarsk Branch of the Nature State Research and Production Center

  • Krasnoyarsk Scientific Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources

  • Gravimetric Expedition No. 3, Krasnoyarsk

  • Krasnoyarsk Geological Survey

  • Northern Geological Party of the Joint-Stock Company Yeniseigeofizika

  • All-Russia Institute for Prospecting and Ore Geophysics

  • Ecology and Geodynamics Research and Production Center

  • Center for Electromagnetic Research

including socioeconomic and demographic data, indicated that an appropriate geologic formation should be sought within the bounds of the crystalline base of the Siberian platform among the magmatic and metamorphic rock of the southern part of the Yenisei ridge, a boundary structure for the Siberian platform that reveals its crystalline base (see Figure 1).

The concept for the site search was based on the idea that the segment of Earth’s crust being sought must be distinguished by a sufficient degree of homogeneity and by minimal fracturability and permeability of adjoining rock formations. Initially about 20 potentially suitable sites were identified in the southern



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