The Bukov Underground Research Facility (URF) is located in the village of Bukov in the Žďár nad Sázavou district, Vysočina region, Czech Republic at a depth of 550 metres below the earth’s surface. This facility serves as a test site for the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority with respect to the assessment of the behaviour of the rock environment and building materials at a depth corresponding to that anticipated for the future deep geological repository for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. The Bukov URF is located in crystalline rocks, i.e. in a high-strength and low-permeability environment corresponding to that of the future deep geological repository. The underground facility consists of a system of newly-excavated underground galleries constructed in differing geological conditions according to the requirements of specific planned experiments. This URF is open for technical visits.
For more information, please consult the official website or contact Jan Smutek (SURAO).