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Title

  • Main Title Progress in assessing the effect of ionizing radiation on the anticipated waste package environment at the Yucca Mountain potential repository site

Creator

  • Author: Reed, D.T.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

Publisher

  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

Date

  • Creation: 1991-12-31

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Progress in establishing the effect of ionizing radiation on the expected air/water vapor waste package environment is summarized. This work was performed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in support of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project. The radiolytic issues that have been identified are presented. Long-term gamma experiments with gas compositions ranging from dry air to high-humidity air were completed. The predominant nitrogen fixation products in all air-like systems studied were nitrogen dioxide and nitric acid. Yields between 0.8 and 2.3 molec/100 eV have been measured. Ammonia formation, although not predominant, was also observed at temperature below 100{degrees}C. The ammonia yields were low, and the concentration did not build up with increased absorbed dose. The status of the issues identified is given.
  • Physical Description: 11 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Nitrogen Oxides
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Gamma Radiation
  • Keyword: Water Vapor
  • Keyword: Air
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Chemical Radiation Effects
  • Keyword: Underground Facilities
  • Keyword: Humidity
  • Keyword: Ammonia
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project

Source

  • Conference: Focus `91: nuclear waste packaging, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 29 Sep - 4 Oct 1991

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Other: DE92004722
  • Report No.: ANL/CP--72981
  • Report No.: CONF-910945--6
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38;W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138264
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618375

Note

  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE92004722