Yucca Mountain near-field environment considerations for engineered barrier system design and performance

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is investigating the suitability of Yucca Mountain (YM) as a potential site for the nation`s first High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository. This responsibility includes materials testing and selections, design criteria development, waste form characterizations, performance assessments, and Near-Field (NF) environment characterization. These areas of responsibility are interrelated and to a large extent depend on environmental conditions surrounding the EBS components. The focus of this paper is to discuss what is currently known about the NF environment, particularly those aspects whose interaction with EBS components have significant impacts on the performance of the EBS and ... continued below

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Wilder, D.G. May 1, 1991.

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is investigating the suitability of Yucca Mountain (YM) as a potential site for the nation`s first High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository. This responsibility includes materials testing and selections, design criteria development, waste form characterizations, performance assessments, and Near-Field (NF) environment characterization. These areas of responsibility are interrelated and to a large extent depend on environmental conditions surrounding the EBS components. The focus of this paper is to discuss what is currently known about the NF environment, particularly those aspects whose interaction with EBS components have significant impacts on the performance of the EBS and its ability to contribute to the isolation of radioactive waste. Reference designs and design/processes assumptions are used to evaluate the expected NF environmental conditions. This report will not focus on providing parameter values but rather on the processes that influence those parameters and on the impacts of those parameters on the performance of EBS components. Where values are given, they should be viewed as typical of YM as a whole but not necessarily representative of the actual NF environment conditions that surround the EBS components. 19 refs., 6 figs.

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  • 2. annual American Nuclear Society (ANS) international high level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 28 Apr - 3 May 1991

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  • Other: DE91013493
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--104764
  • Report No.: CONF-910435--85
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138131
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618601

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Wilder, D.G. Yucca Mountain near-field environment considerations for engineered barrier system design and performance, article, May 1, 1991; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618601/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.