A Multi-Purpose Unit Concept to Integrate Storage, Transportation, and the Engineered Barrier System
The Multi-Purpose Unit (MPU) is a new concept for standardizing and integrating the waste management functions of spent fuel storage, transportation, and geologic disposal. The MPU concept...

The Results of Near-Field Thermal and Mechanical Calculations of Thermal Loading Schemes
Two waste emplacement schemes, borehole and in-drift, are under evaluation as potential repository drift geometries for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project. Calculations were...

Systems Implications of Repository Thermal Loading
A study was conducted to determine if implementation of a hot, cold or intermediate repository thermal loading strategy would have specific impacts on the overall Civilian Radioactive...

Field Investigation of Mining-Induced Seismicity on Local Geohydrology
Hydraulic response of the rock mass due to earthquakes is one of the concerns in the assessment of the long-term performance of a repository. Studies performed by other researchers indicated...

Influence of Deterministic Geologic Trends on Spatial Variability of Hydrologic Properties in Volcanic Tuff
Hydrologic properties have been measured on outcrop samples taken from a detailed, two-dimensional grid covering a 1.4 km outcrop exposure of the 10-m thick nonwelded-to-welded, shardy...

Development of 3-D Lithostratigraphic and Confidence Models at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Computerized three-dimensional geologic models of potential high-level nuclear waste repositories such as Yucca Moutain, Nevada, are important for visualizing the complex interplay of...

An Inverse Procedure for Estimating the Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivities of Volcanic Tuffs
A procedure is developed for estimating the hydraulic conductivity function of unsaturated volcanic tuff, using measurements of the sorptivity and capillary pressure functions. The method...

The Annotated Outline Process for a Mined Geologic Disposal System License Application
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is studying Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a potential site for a mined geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste. DOE has the responsibility to...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff Development of the License Application Review Plan for a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has recently started a new initiative to develop the License Application Review Plan (LARP) which the staff will use in its reviews of the U.S....

Stochastic Simulation of Mass Transport in Heterogeneous Formations Using Hard and Soft Conductivity Data
The mass transport in a synthetic 2-D heterogeneous formation is simulated through the Monte-Carlo method using continuum approach. The simulated hydraulic conductivity field are generated...

Helping a Community Control its Future: Potential Negotiating Packages and Benefits for an MRS Host
The voluntary siting process for the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility set forth in the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA) of 1987 provides a potential host community...

Mangling the Models: Real-Life Experiences in Voluntary Siting
Social scientists are accumulating a growing body of research to guide the development of communications models for siting controversial facilities. The models developed by our social...

Functional Analysis of the Exploratory Studies Facility
This paper discusses the development of the 'Physical System Requirements-Exploratory Studies Facility' (PSR-ESF) document. Based on a functional analysis approach, this document includes...

Integrated Test Evaluation Decision Framework for the Yucca Mountain Project
An Integrated Test Evaluation decision framework and computer model were developed to help prioritize site-characterization tests at Yucca Mountain. An initial application of the framework...

Roadmapping: A Management Tool
Roadmapping is a process used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) to illustrate issue-based planning activities necessary...

Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Performance Based Q List
In mid-1992, the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) initiated a performance based 'Q' List development effort. This effort is intended to evolve a 'Q' List based upon the...

Application of Quality Assurance to Site Characterization
Siting studies for nuclear power plants are conducted for the purpose of determining the suitability of the site (a natural system) on plant systems that prevent the release of radioactive...

Corrosion Life-Time Assessment of Carbon Steel and Stainless Alloys for Geological Disposal Facility
The disposal facility for radioactive wastes, requires long-term integrity. Metal is considering to use as the engineered barrier which constructs the outer walls in such a facility, in...

Mine Support, Radiation and Ventilation Control with Spray-on Barriers
The use of spray-on liner agents to provide localized excavation support in place of traditional techniques such as shotcrete or bolts-and-screen has been the subject of extensive investigation....

Structure of Crater Flat and Yucca Mountain, Southeastern Nevada, as Inferred from Gravity Data
Existing gravity data in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain and Crater Flat have been examined to determine if these data support only the caldera model or if they support other geologic models...

 

 

 

 

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