Assessment of Volcanic and Tectonic Hazards to High Level Radioactive Waste Repositories

by 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,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

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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