Characterizing the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Death Valley Region, Southern Nevada and California
Three-dimensional (3-D) hydrogeologic modeling of the complex geology of the Death Valley region requires the application of a number of Geoscientific Information System (GSIS) techniques....

Progress on the U.S. Department of Energy's Issue Resolution Process: A Status Report
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is studying Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine its suitability for a mined geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste. In addition to identifying,...

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...

Geologic Repository Licensing Strategy

Software Quality Assurance on the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project
The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) has been involved over the years in the continuing struggle with establishing acceptable Software Quality Assurance (SQA) requirements...

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...

Development of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's Self-Assessment Program
This paper describes the development and implementation of the Self-Assessment (SA) Program of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW). The basis for RW's SA program is...

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...

Localized Corrosion Prediction for Nuclear Waste Disposal Container Materials
When the bentonite is used in the geological disposal of high-level wastes as a buffer material to stand between containers and host rocks, thereby turning the pH of the groundwater slightly...

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...

Geometric Analyses of Alternative Models of Faulting at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Realistic cross section tectonic models must be retrodeformable to geologically reasonable pre-deformation states. Furthermore, it must be shown that geologic structures depicted on cross...

Detachment Faults—Regulatory Implications for the Yucca Mountain Site
Site characterization investigations at the Yucca Mountain site, Nye County, Nevada consist of a combination of scientific data collection and analyses, and compliance with regulatory...

Seismic Reflection Profiling: Essential Geophysical Data for Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Yucca Mountain, Nevada, consists of a thick sequence of ashflow tuffs and lavas fractured into intact blocks with east-dipping strata, marginal broken zones characterized by dense faulting...

Strontium Isotopic Evidence for a Higher Water Table at Yucca Mountain
At Yucca Mountain, calcite occurs as open-space fillings and coatings on fractures within much of the host volcanic rocks in both the saturated and unsaturated zones. Strontium isotope...

Lead Isotopic Composition of Paleozoic and Late Proterozoic Marine Carbonate Rocks in the Vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Paleozoic and Late Proterozoic marine carbonate rocks (limestones, dolomites, and their metamorphic equivalents) cropping out in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain contain lead with an isotopic...

Isotope-Geochemical Investigations of Volcanic Rocks in the Vicinity of the Radiochemical Plant Mayak (Russia)
Russian programmes on radioactive waste management consider a possibility to organize an underground laboratory and subsequently an underground repository for intermediate- and high-level...

Ecological Risk Assessment of Proposed Deep Geologic Disposal of High-Level Nuclear Waste in Canada
Using population dynamic models of moose and brook trout, and assuming topographic, hydrographic and other habitat features typical of the Canadian Shield in Ontario, we have estimated...

Defending the Environmental Standpoint: A Report of the Work of Environment Canada in Assessing the Canadian Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal Concept
Environment Canada, the Canadian environmental department, is participating as an intervenor in the federal environmental assessment of AECL's nuclear fuel waste disposal concept to ensure...

Wetting Front Instability in an Initially Wet Unsaturated Fracture
Experimental results exploring gravity-driven wetting front instability in a pre-wetted, rough-walled analog fracture are presented. Initial conditions considered include a uniform moisture...

 

 

 

 

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