Arid Zone Hydrologic Implications for the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository

by John W. Fordham, Univ of Nevada System, Reno, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen Yucca Mountain, Nevada for characterization to determine if it is suitable to become the Nation's first High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository. This paper examines the historic background for the choice, the regulatory requirements, and the studies made necessary by its arid setting to determine its viability as a permanent repository

Subject Headings: Arid lands | Hydrology | Radioactive wastes | Waste sites | Flow control | Regulated flow | Water flow | Waste disposal | Nevada | United States

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