Flow and Transport Around a Noncontinuous Horizontal Layer at Yucca Mountain
Computer simulations were used to examine the effect of a noncontinuous horizontal layer on the flow field and contaminant transport of a simplified conceptual model. The domain consisted...

Correlation of Hydraulic Conductivity and Sonic Velocity in Water-Saturated Tuff
A laboratory study was conducted to investigate the correlation of hydraulic and sonic properties of water-saturated tuff. The hydraulic test used a new rock block testing machine, which...

The Role of Effective Communications in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing
Communications are essential to the licensing and general regulatory program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper attempts to identify and address certain aspects of, and approaches...

Apparent and Simple Diffusion Coefficients in Compacted Bentonite
Diffusion coefficients were experimentally determined in bentonite to evaluate the effectiveness of bentonite layers as a diffusion barrier to ionic transport away from high-level radioactive...

A High-Level Waste Repository Performance Assessment Methodology
This project was sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute to examine methods that coordinate information from various disciplines to present an integrated perspective on the...

Adaptive Control of Groundwater Hydraulics
Adaptive control has been extensively applied in industrial settings for the control of unknowns systems, systems with uncertainty in the parameters. The approach is recursive, the response...

Contaminant Migration Evaluation at a Hazardous Waste Management Facility

Hurricane Hugo vs Critical Lifelines
Hurricane Hugo significantly affected the performance of critical lifelines in South and North Carolina. An overview of the performance of power supply, transportation, communication,...

Report on Hurricane Hugo and the Response to It by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
The South Carolina Electric Gas And Company's response to the disaster began even before Hugo Struck. Company employees began preparing for the predicted onslaught. Workers...

Rise and Intrusion of Caspian Sea Water into Mazandaran Province Coastal Lands
The Caspian sea water level was -29.13m (MSL) in 1977 and reached -27.68m in 1987. Although the rise and fall in the sea water level has been recognized as a periodic phenomenon (every...

Field Experiment of a Wave Power Extracting Caisson Breakwater
The Ministry of Transport of Japan (MOT) is currently developing a fixed-OWC wave power converter called a wave power extracting caisson. This device can be used as caissons for composite-type...

Environmental Impact of a Power Plant: A Case From a Coastal Area in Venezuela
These are the results of a eight years study in which the ecological effects of Planta Centro power plant were assessed. Many aspects were included in this study, but we concentrate here...

Evaluating the Dynamic Operating Benefits of Hydro Power Plants
In 1986, the Electric Power Research Institute asked Decision Focus to develop a new planning model to quantify the dynamic operating benefits of power technologies that offer operating...

A Demonstration of Strobe Lights to Repel Fish
An EPRI review (EPRI, 1986) of fish protection systems for hydroelectric facilities identified strobe lights as a potential behavioral system to minimize fish entrainment. In 1988, EPRI...

Fish Protection at Water Intakes Using a New Signal Development Process and Sound System
American Electric Power Company, Inc., is exploring the feasibility of using a patented signal development process and sound system to guide aquatic animals with underwater sound. Sounds...

Legal Strategy in Dealing with Fish and Wildlife Resource Agencies
This paper is designed to provide a strategy for negotiating with Resource Agencies during the consultation and the 10(j) process. The strategy discussed herein can be reduced to three,...

How the Office of Hydropower Licensing Resolved Seven Recent Relicensing Disputes
In May 1989, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued relicensing regulations in Order No. 513 to (1) help licensees whose hydropower licenses were about to expire...

Using Project Management Techniques in Hydro-Relicensing
To answer a pressing need for managing today's complex process and requirements of hydro relicensing, Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has applied the principles of project management,...

When FERC Investigates Your Unlicensed Project: A Five-Point Protection Plan
A FERC investigation into a project's jurisdictional status poses the potential for substantial risks and costs. This paper outlines a 'five-point protection...

Development of Small Hydro in Ontario
Ontario is Canada's most populous Province with approximately 10 million residents, representing 40 per cent of the country's population. The electricity needs...

 

 

 

 

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