MRS role in reducing technical uncertainties in geological disposal

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A high-level nuclear waste repository has inherent technical uncertainty due to its first-of-a-kind nature and the unprecedented time over which it must function. Three possible technical modifications to the currently planned US high-level nuclear waste system are reviewed in this paper. These modifications would be facilitated by inclusion of a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) in the system. The modifications are (1) an underground MRS at Yucca Mountain, (2) a phased repository, and (3) a ``cold`` repository. These modifications are intended to enhance scientific confidence that a repository system would function satisfactorily despite technical uncertainty. 12 refs.

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Ramspott, L. D. June 1, 1990.

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A high-level nuclear waste repository has inherent technical uncertainty due to its first-of-a-kind nature and the unprecedented time over which it must function. Three possible technical modifications to the currently planned US high-level nuclear waste system are reviewed in this paper. These modifications would be facilitated by inclusion of a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) in the system. The modifications are (1) an underground MRS at Yucca Mountain, (2) a phased repository, and (3) a ``cold`` repository. These modifications are intended to enhance scientific confidence that a repository system would function satisfactorily despite technical uncertainty. 12 refs.

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  • American Nuclear Society (ANS) winter meeting, Washington, DC (United States), 11-16 Nov 1990

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--104547
  • Report No.: CONF-901101--28
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137813
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Ramspott, L. D. MRS role in reducing technical uncertainties in geological disposal, article, June 1, 1990; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621690/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.