Open Channels in Fractures Maintained by Deposition and Erosion of Colloids
Colloids initially suspended in the water in fractures can deposit onto the fracture surfaces, and will partially or fully clog the fracture. The amount of clogging will depend on whether...

²³4U/²³8U as a Ground-Water Tracer, SW Nevada-SE California
The 234U/238U ratio of uranium in oxidizing ground waters is potentially an excellent ground-water tracer...

Modeling of Saturated Zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
This paper presents preliminary results of groundwater modeling of the saturated zone in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain. The analysis used both a regional (approximately 250 × 250 km)...

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...

Safeguards Issues of Radioactive Wastes at DOE Sites
Radioactive waste management is not regarded as a safeguard-sensitive step in the nuclear fuel cycle. However, the accumulation of large amounts of fissile materials in wastes over a period...

Safety Envelope Input: Nuclear Facility Isotopic Content (NFIC) Management System
The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) is aggressively applying environmental remediation and radioactive waste management activities at the U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE)...

The Independent Cost Estimating Process
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) requires that an Independent Cost Estimate (ICE) be prepared for all Major Systems Acquisitions (MSAs); that is, projects or programs expected...

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...

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...

Characterization of Porosity in Support of Mechanical Property Analysis
Previous laboratory investigations of tuff have shown that porosity has a dominant, general effect on mechanical properties. As a result, it is very important for the interpretation of...

Current Progress in Implementing the Payments-Equal-to-Taxes (PETT)
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1992, as amended (NWPA), requires the Secretary of Energy to make Payments-Equal-To-Taxes (PETT) to local units of government that are affected by the potential...

Calcite Deposits in Fractures at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Calcite is one of the latest-formed minerals within fractures at Yucca Mountain. Petrographic and chemical studies of these calcites have the potential, in conjunction with fluid-inclusion...

Isotopic and Trace Element Variability in Altered and Unaltered Tuffs at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Reference stratigraphic sections near Yucca Mountain, Nevada were established and sampled in outcrop areas where the volcanic rocks have been minimally altered. Isotopic and trace element...

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...

 

 

 

 

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