Quantifying Uncertainty in Site Characterizationby William J. Boyle, RE/SPEC Inc, Rapid City, United States,
Abstract: The uncertainties in determining the true geologic conditions at the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada needed to be determined as part of the Exploratory Studies Facility Alternatives Study (ESF-AS). The uncertainties to be determined were defined and related by a probabilistic 'tree' called 'Nature's Tree,' which provides a relationship between the actual conditions at Yucca Mountain and what a site characterization program determines the conditions to be.
Subject Headings: Uncertainty principles | Geology | Radioactive wastes | Trees | Probability | Nevada | North America | United States
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