The International Stripa Project: Technology Transfer From Cooperation in Scientific and Technological Research on Nuclear Waste Disposal

by Robert A. Levich, US DOE, Yucca Mountain Project Office, United States,
Edward S. Patera, US DOE, Yucca Mountain Project Office, United States,
P. Michael Ferrigan, US DOE, Yucca Mountain Project Office, United States,
Patrick L. Wilkey, US DOE, Yucca Mountain Project Office, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990

Abstract: The Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/NEA) sponsors the International Stripa Project. The Stripa Project is open to participation by all OECD member nations and nine nations have participated in the project over its duration. The objectives of the Stripa Project are: (1) to develop techniques for characterizing sites located deep in rock formations that are potentially suitable for the geologic disposal of high-level radioactive wastes; and (2) to evaluate particular engineering design considerations that could enhance the long-term safety of a high-level radioactive waste repository in a geologic medium. The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarize the research conducted at Stripa and discuss the ways in which the technology developed for the Stripa Project has been and will be transferred to the United States Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program's Yucca Mountain Project.

Subject Headings: Project management | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Team building | Geology | Aging (material) | Nuclear power | North America | United States

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