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Table 1 Comparison of copper corrosion depths cited in the safety assessment H12 (JNC 2000) with existing and new archaeological analogue data for copper/bronze artefacts

From: Complementary considerations in the safety case for the deep repository at Olkiluoto, Finland: support from natural analogues

Form of data Corrosion depth (per 1000a) References Comments
Short-term lab 13 mm JNC (2000) Uniform corrosion of copper
Archaeological analogue <3 mm Range of studies cited in JNC (2000) Uniform corrosion of copper and bronze
Archaeological analogue 0.26–39 mm Bresle et al. (1983) Pitting corrosion of copper
Archaeological analogue 0.025–1.27 mm Tylecote (1979), Johnson and Francis (1980) Uniform corrosion of mixed artefacts
Archaeological analogue 0.15 mm Hallberg et al. (1987) Kronan cannon
Archaeological analogue 0.13–1.13 mm Appendix A in IAEA (2005) Bronze artefacts from a river
Archaeological analogue <0.27 mm Appendix B in IAEA (2005) Bronze artefacts in soils
Archaeological analogue 0.4–1.2 mm Appendix D in IAEA (2005) Copper artefacts in flood plain soil
Archaeological analogue 0.01–1.91 mm Appendix D in IAEA (2005) Bronze artefacts in flood plain soil