Control of Tracers, Fluids, and Materials for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

by Hemendra N. Kalia, Los Alamos Natl Lab, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: This paper describes use and control of tracers, fluids, and materials (TFM) at the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project. Management of TFM is necessary to ensure that site characterization activity does not introduce TFM that may have impact on Yucca Mountain's ability to isolate high-level radioactive waste from the accessible environment. All participants must identify TFM used for testing and construction and have the TFM evaluated to ascertain any impact on waste isolation capabilities of the site or on adjacent tests. Two data bases are created to track TFM:a working data base managed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and a permanent data base managed by EG&G, which contain information on actual TFM used.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Probe instruments | Materials characterization | Waste sites | Databases | Impact tests | Construction sites | Geology

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