Assessment of Volcanic and Tectonic Hazards to High Level Radioactive Waste Repositoriesby Peter C. Wallmann, Golder Associates Inc, Redmond, United States,
Ian Miller, Golder Associates Inc, Redmond, United States,
Richard Kossik, Golder Associates Inc, Redmond, United States,
Abstract: Golder Associates Inc. (GAI) has developed a computer program (RIP) for performing probabilistic total system performance assessment and site characterization strategy evaluation which can be applied in an iterative manner to evaluate repository site suitability and to guide characterization activities. Examples of seismic and volcanic disruptive event models constructed by GAI for Yucca Mountain are presented. Analysis of the results of these models indicates that for the simulated models, neither of these event classes significantly impacts the performance of the proposed repository over a 10,000 year time span.
Subject Headings: Simulation models | Radioactive wastes | Volcanic eruption | Site investigation | Geohazards | Computer software | Probability
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