Application of QA Program for Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Geologic Investigations

by R. B. Murthy, US Dept of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,
S. C. Smith, US Dept of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The High Level Waste Program requires safe disposal of nuclear waste in a geologic medium for thousands of years. Traditionally, the nuclear industry relies heavily on engineered items. The Mined Geologic Disposal System (MGDS) Program relies equally, if not more, on the natural barriers for containment of radionuclides. As a consequence, a stringent quality assurance (QA) program must be applied to geologic and scientific site suitability investigations.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Site investigation | Waste disposal | Geology | Quality control | Recycling | Radioactive materials

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