Results from the Second Performance Assessment Iteration for the Greater Confinement Disposal Facility
The Greater Confinement Disposal (GCD) facility was established by the Nevada office of the Department of Energy (DOE) in Area 5 at the Nevada Test Site for containment of waste inappropriate...

Selection of the Initial Access for the Yucca Mountain Exploratory Studies Facility
This paper describes the activities undertaken to examine relevant factors and select the initial access for the Yucca Mountain exploratory studies facility. To aid their decision, the...

Is An Institute for the Study of High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Needed in Southern Nevada?
This paper examines key questions about the need for a formal institute that would study storage and disposal concepts for high-level radioactive waste (HLW) in the United States and throughout...

Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide Through Layers of the Unsaturated Zone at Yucca Mountain
The estimation of diffusive transport of gases through tuffs is important in order to asses the Yucca Mountain as an environmentally safe and acceptable repository for spent fuel and high-level...

The Nagra-DOE Cooperative Project
Tne Nagra-DOE Cooperative (NDC-I) research program was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), and the Swiss Nationale Genossenschaft...

Role of Fracture Zones in Controlling Hydraulic Head and Groundwater Flow—Experience from Site Characterization Program in Finland
The preliminary site investigations for the final disposal of HLW produced by TVO have been carried out during 1987 - 1992 in five areas. All the areas consist of Precambrian crystalline...

Simulation of Fracture Flow to the Kamaishi Validation Drift
The Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) has developed an in-situ test facility in the Kamaishi Mine to resolve technical issues in disposal of radioactive wastes...

Mission Analysis of the Exploratory Studies Facility
The mission of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF), as interpreted from the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, can be stated succinctly as, ...to conduct subsurface exploration and testing,...

Using QA Classification to Guide Design and Manage Risk
Raytheon Services Nevada has developed a classification process based on probabilistic risk assessment, using accident/impact scenarios for each system classified. Initial classification...

Findings of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management
Secretary of Energy James D. Watkins created the Task Force on Radioactive Waste Management in April 1991. He asked the group then to recommend measures the Department might take to strengthen...

Organic Carbon Input in Shallow Groundwater at ÄSPÖ, Southeastern Sweden
The variation in carbon and oxygen isotopes in calcite fissure fillings and dissolved carbonate from shallow groundwaters has been examined at Aspo, southeastern Sweden. The shallow water...

Structural Character of the Ghost Dance Fault, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Detailed structural mapping of an area that straddles the southern part of the Ghost Dance Fault has revealed the presence of several additional subparallel to anastomosing faults. These...

Discontinuities, Rock Deformation and Fluid Flow Around Emplacement Rooms
One of the major concerns for the design of the potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain is how to identify the fast flow paths and how to minimize the flow of the fast paths....

Sensitivity and Probabilistic Analyses of Ground Water Travel Time in a Fractured and Variably-Saturated Geologic Medium
This paper presents a method for sensitivity and probabilistic analyses of performance of a hypothetical nuclear waste repository located in a layered, fractured, and variably-saturated...

Analyses of Natural Resources in 10 CFR Part 60 as Related to Inadvertent Human Intrusion
The purpose of this paper is to examine the intent of the regulatory language of the portions of 10 CFR Part 60 which deal with considerations of the natural resources of a proposed geologic...

EEI/UWASTE Oversight of the DOE Repository Program by the Repository Information Exchange Team
The Utility Nuclear Waste and Transportation Program of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI/UWASTE) has conducted reviews of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) repository program through...

Utility Oversight of Cask System Development Program
This paper will present the electric utility industry's perspective on the status and scope of the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's (DOE/OCR WM)...

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...

 

 

 

 

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