Exploratory shaft facility: It`s role in the characterization of the Yucca Mountain site for a potential nuclear repository

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The US Department of Energy is characterizing Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to assess its suitability as a potential site for the permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and defense related activities. The assessment activities include surface investigations, drill holes from the surface, and an underground facility for in situ characterization tests. This underground exploratory shaft facility is being designed to meet the criteria for characterizing the mountain as described in the Site Characterization Plan. 9 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

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Kalia, H.N. & Merson, T.J. March 1, 1990.

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The US Department of Energy is characterizing Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to assess its suitability as a potential site for the permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and defense related activities. The assessment activities include surface investigations, drill holes from the surface, and an underground facility for in situ characterization tests. This underground exploratory shaft facility is being designed to meet the criteria for characterizing the mountain as described in the Site Characterization Plan. 9 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

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INIS; OSTI as DE90007495

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  • International symposium on unique underground structures, Denver, CO (United States), 12-15 Jun 1990

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  • Other: DE90007495
  • Report No.: LA-UR--90-638
  • Report No.: CONF-9006120--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137712
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622722

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Kalia, H.N. & Merson, T.J. Exploratory shaft facility: It`s role in the characterization of the Yucca Mountain site for a potential nuclear repository, article, March 1, 1990; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622722/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.