Let's Go to the Videotape
Illustrating a design concept to educate and soften the resistance of community groups, environmentalists, government regulators and funding agencies is not a new idea. But the state of...

Small Dam Rehabs
The nation's 95,000 small dams face many of the same problems as the rest of its infrastructure, but with less money available for repair. In response, the owners of small...

Technical Evaluations Necessary for Determining Site Suitability for a High-Level Waste Repository
Congress, under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, has charged the Department of Energy with the responsibility for safely and permanently disposing of high-level radioactive...

Groundwater Impacts of Foreseeable Human Activities on a HLW Repository
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has begun a program of Systematic Regulatory Analysis (SRA) to help ensure that all important technical issues related to the disposal of...

Alternative Strategies—A Means for Saving Money and Time on the Yucca Mountain Project
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is undertaking studies to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain (YM) as a potential site for disposal of high-level nuclear waste. Yucca...

Hydrologic Runoff Models for the Arid Southwest United States
Recently, hydrologic study criteria manuals (or hydrology manuals) were prepared for the arid southwest regions of Clark County (Las Vegas vicinity, Nevada), Maricopa County (Phoenix vicinity,...

Quantity and Quality of Dry Weather Flow in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
In recognition of the potential for dry weather flows to convey pollutants from the Las Vegas Valley, the potential economic and resource value of these flows within the Valley, and the...

Las Vegas—A Significant APM Market
Las Vegas, the gambling and entertainment center of the nation, contains the world's largest concentration of hotels and casinos, and attracts over 18 million visitors a year. APMs have...

GIS for Transportation and Air Quality Analysis
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) promise significant potential to manage complex spatial data often required to address transportation and air quality analysis problems. However, this...

Water Demand Management in the Las Vegas Valley Region
Water resources in the Las Vegas Valley Region (LVR) are of great concern to the residents and local water purveyors. The chief stimulus for concern is the rapid growth of the region coupled...

Rural-Urban Water Transfers in Nevada: Solution or Problem?
Nevada is the most arid of the 50 states, yet is one of the fastest growing in terms of population. With this population growth, primarily in its two largest population centers, Las Vegas...

Quantity and Quality of Nuisance Water in the Las Vegas Valley

Unintentional Stoppages of Trucks Hauling High-Level Nuclear Waste in Nevada
Any unintentional stoppage of trucks hauling high-level nuclear waste in Nevada could intensify public concerns about the negative impacts of the Yucca Mountain project. This paper provides...

Development of Rail Access to the Proposed Repository Site at Yucca Mountain
In accordance with the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, Yucca Mountain was designated as the initial site to be investigated as a potential repository for the disposal of high-level...

Political Trust's Role in Explaining Nevada Urban Resident's Perceptions of the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository
This paper examines the key role that political trust plays in explaining repository risk perceptions of urban residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Findings from two surveys of...

The Last Twelve Months at Yucca Mountain
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating Yucca Mountain in Nevada to determine if the site would be a safe location for a high-level radioactive waste repository. As mandated...

Estimating Upland Recharge in the Yucca Mountain Area
Field and modeling studies were conducted recently for the Fortymile Canyon watershed and the Rock Valley area near the site of the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca...

Verification of Clark County Hydrologic Modeling
The Clark County Regional Flood Control District, which includes the Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area, has recently adopted hydrologic criteria which are intended to standardize the...

A Supertrain Solution?
A high speed steel wheel rail line has been highly successful in France, where ridership has been very high. Financial backers were paid back in seven years, half the projected payback...

Social Impact Assessment of Siting the High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada: The Use of Risk Future Scenarios in Survey Research
The proposed siting of a high-level nuclear waste repository in the State of Nevada has raised difficult problems with respect to assessing future social impacts. The projection of impacts...

 

 

 

 

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