Weapons test seismic investigations at Yucca Mountain

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Yucca Mountain, located on and adjacent to the Nevada Test Site, is being characterized as part of an ongoing effort to identify a potential high-level nuclear waste repository. This site will be subjected to seismic ground motions induced by underground nuclear explosions. A knowledge of expected ground motion levels from these tests will enable the designers to provide for the necessary structural support in the designs of the various components of the repository. The primary objective of the Weapons Test Seismic Investigation project is to develop a method to predict the ground motions expected at the repository site as a ... continued below

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Phillips, J.S.; Shephard, L.E. & Walck, M.C. January 1, 1991.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Yucca Mountain, located on and adjacent to the Nevada Test Site, is being characterized as part of an ongoing effort to identify a potential high-level nuclear waste repository. This site will be subjected to seismic ground motions induced by underground nuclear explosions. A knowledge of expected ground motion levels from these tests will enable the designers to provide for the necessary structural support in the designs of the various components of the repository. The primary objective of the Weapons Test Seismic Investigation project is to develop a method to predict the ground motions expected at the repository site as a result of future weapons tests. This paper summarizes the data base presently assembled for the Yucca Mountain Project, characteristics of expected ground motions, and characterization of the two-dimensional seismic properties along paths between Yucca Mountain and the testing areas of the Nevada Test Site.

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INIS; OSTI as DE91005969

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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: DE91005969
  • Report No.: SAND--90-2507C
  • Report No.: CONF-910435--27
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137984
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620294

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Phillips, J.S.; Shephard, L.E. & Walck, M.C. Weapons test seismic investigations at Yucca Mountain, article, January 1, 1991; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620294/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.