Engineered barrier environment, Yucca Mountain

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The US Department of Energy is studying the suitability of Yucca Mountain (YM) as a potential nuclear waste repository site. Environmental conditions are important to engineered barrier system (EBS) design, materials testing, selection, design criteria, waste-form characterization, and performance assessment. Yucca Mountain is located in uninhabited desert which results in an environmental framework (unsaturated conditions, and sorptive properties of the rock materials) that is generally favorable for waste disposal. However, waste package (WP) and engineered barrier system (EBS) design concepts, including materials testing and selection, design criteria development, waste-form characterization, and performance assessments all require a specific and detailed understanding ... continued below

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Wilder, D.G. February 1, 1993.

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The US Department of Energy is studying the suitability of Yucca Mountain (YM) as a potential nuclear waste repository site. Environmental conditions are important to engineered barrier system (EBS) design, materials testing, selection, design criteria, waste-form characterization, and performance assessment. Yucca Mountain is located in uninhabited desert which results in an environmental framework (unsaturated conditions, and sorptive properties of the rock materials) that is generally favorable for waste disposal. However, waste package (WP) and engineered barrier system (EBS) design concepts, including materials testing and selection, design criteria development, waste-form characterization, and performance assessments all require a specific and detailed understanding of the environmental conditions that will interact with the WP/EBS. Environmental conditions assessments from a series of laboratory and modeling studies have been conducted which provide the current understanding of the near-field environmental conditions at YM that not only exist now but will exist in the future. Because the environmental conditions can change with time, emphasis of the investigations were on processes and changed (not ambient) conditions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE93009070

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  • American Nuclear Society (ANS) annual meeting, San Diego, CA (United States), 20-24 Jun 1993

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  • Other: DE93009070
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--110677
  • Report No.: CONF-930601--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138866
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620740

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Wilder, D.G. Engineered barrier environment, Yucca Mountain, article, February 1, 1993; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620740/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.