Beneficial Use of Coal Ash as a Structural Fill
For decades, electric utility companies have and will continue to dispose of their coal ash in various waste disposal sites. In the state of Pennsylvania, the Beneficial Use of Coal Ash...

Scientific Literacy and Public Education About High-Level Radioactive Waste
The citizens of the United States, and I would tend to believe of other countries, must be sufficiently science literate to make intelligent, rational decisions regarding energy and mineral...

Assessment of Fracture-Sampling Techniques for Laboratory Tests on Core
As part of the site characterization work to be done at Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada, a candidate site for the first mined-geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste, laboratory...

Process and Criteria for Valuation of the Ground-Water Flow Models in the OECD/NEA International Stripa Project
In 1986, the Site Characterization and Validation (SCV) Program was initiated as part of Phase III of the OECD/NEA International Stripa Project. The principal intent of the SCV Program...

Regulatory Requirements and Long-Term Repository Host Rock Performance
The regulatory requirements governing the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes in mined geologic repositories acknowledge the long-lived nature of the wastes and require the consideration...

Evaluation of Alternative MGDS Development Strategies
A methodology has been developed to explicitly and quantitatively evaluate acceptable alternative repository development strategies, in terms of the degree to which they are likely to...

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

Transient Drainage from UMTRA Tailings

A Study of the Impact of the Dumping of Spoil on Beach Processes
The amenity value of beaches along the North East coast of England is reduced because of the continuing practice of dumping colliery spoil directly onto the beaches for dispersal by the...

Evidence for Eustatic Influence on Cenozoic Sedimentation of Coastal Washington and Oregon
Comparison of the absolute age boundaries of the West Coast biozonation with the Cenozoic global cycle chart indicates that 12 of the 15 zonal boundaries coincide with regressive sequence...

Integrated Waste Management at the Weldon Spring, Missouri Site Remedial Action Project
The diversity of contaminants and contaminated media at the Weldon Spring, Missouri CERCLA site, located about 30 miles west of St. Louis, Missouri, necessitates the formulation of integrated...

Rehab Roundup
The concrete exterior of San Franciso's Coit Tower was damaged and the murals were being destroyed by water infiltrating the structure. Interactive Resources, Inc., Point...

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Proposed Strength-Durability Classification System
Federal regulations for the surface mining of coal stress proper design and construction of stable waste rock disposal areas. A key to the long-term stability of these excess spoil fills...

Fly Ash for Hire
Each year, roughly 15 million tons of ash created by U.S. coal-fired powerplants is recycled. Most is used in concrete and other construction materials, such as structural fill, but utilities,...

Preliminary Methodology for Design of Stable Drifts for the Yucca Mountain Project
The Yucca Mountain Project is investigating the feasibility of locating a high-level radioactive nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The conceptual design of the repository...

Assessment of Natural Resources in Repository Siting
One way to discourage people from intruding into a repository for high-level radioactive waste is to locate it at a place that is not valuable for mineral resources. Thus, the Nuclear...

Drill-Back Studies Examine Fractured, Heated Rock
To investigate the effects of heating on the mineralogical, geochemical, and mechanical properties of rock by high-level radioactive waste, cores are being examined from holes penetrating...

Analysis of Requirements for Data and Information for the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel Designated for Disposal in a Mined Geologic Repository
Official documents and relevant published papers were reviewed to determine what information on spent fuel will be needed by the Department of Energy (DOE) in order for it to meet its...

Ventilation and Construction Considerations for a High Level Nuclear Waste Repository
The storage of high level nuclear waste in an underground repository presents engineering problems in ventilation, construction methods and plan, and in proposed retrievability. Temperatures...

Buried Treasure
Kelly describes landfill mining feasibility studies at two New England communities. Recently, due to rising landfill closure costs, a concept of landfill mining has been tested and shown...

 

 

 

 

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