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  • Main Title An example postclosure risk assessment using the potential Yucca Mountain Site


  • Author: Doctor, P.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Eslinger, P.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Elwood, D.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Engel, D.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Freshley, M.D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Liebetrau, A.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Reimus, P.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Strenge, D.L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Tanner, J.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Van Luik, A.E.
    Creator Type: Personal


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


  • Name: Pacific Northwest Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1992-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The risk analysis described in this document was performed for the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) over a 2-year time period ending in June 1988. The objective of Pacific Northwest Laboratory`s (PNL) task was to demonstrate an integrated, though preliminary, modeling approach for estimating the postclosure risk associated with a geologic repository for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste. The modeling study used published characterization data for the proposed candidate site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, along with existing models and computer codes available at that time. Some of the site data and conceptual models reported in the Site Characterization Plan published in December 1988, however, were not yet available at the time that PNL conducted the modeling studies.
  • Physical Description: 299 p.


  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • Keyword: Ecological Concentration
  • Keyword: Geology
  • Keyword: Source Terms
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • STI Subject Categories: 56 Biology And Medicine, Applied Studies
  • Keyword: Magmatism
  • Keyword: Hydrology
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Radionuclide Migration
  • Keyword: Containment
  • Keyword: Failure Mode Analysis
  • Keyword: Underground Disposal
  • Keyword: Flow Models
  • Keyword: A Codes
  • Keyword: Human Populations
  • Keyword: Environmental Exposure Pathway
  • Keyword: Hydrodynamic Model
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Sensitivity
  • Keyword: Dose Rates
  • Keyword: Health Hazards
  • Keyword: Risk Assessment
  • Keyword: Climatic Change
  • Keyword: Decommissioning
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Compiled Data
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Other Information: PBD: May 1992


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE92014614
  • Report No.: PNL--8081
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/138435
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138435
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622172


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE92014614