Proposed sealing field tests for a potential high-level radioactive waste repository in unsaturated tuff

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This paper contains a general description of the field tests proposed for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project repository sealing program. The tests are intended to resolve various performance and emplacement concerns associated with sealing components. Ten discrete tests are proposed to address these concerns. These tests are divided into two categories -- simple and complex tests. The simple tests are: the small-scale in situ tests: the intermediate-scale borehole seal tests; the fracture grouting tests; the surface backfill tests; and the grouted rock mass tests. The complex tests are the seepage control tests; in situ backfill tests; in situ bulkhead ... continued below

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Fernandez, J.A.; Case, J.B. & Tyburski, J. January 6, 1992.

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

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This paper contains a general description of the field tests proposed for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project repository sealing program. The tests are intended to resolve various performance and emplacement concerns associated with sealing components. Ten discrete tests are proposed to address these concerns. These tests are divided into two categories -- simple and complex tests. The simple tests are: the small-scale in situ tests: the intermediate-scale borehole seal tests; the fracture grouting tests; the surface backfill tests; and the grouted rock mass tests. The complex tests are the seepage control tests; in situ backfill tests; in situ bulkhead tests; large-scale shaft seal tests; and remote borehole seal tests. These tests are proposed to be performed in welded and nonwelded tuff environments. The final selection of sealing tests will depend on the nature of the geologic and hydrologic conditions encountered during the development of the exploratory studies facility. Some tests may be performed before license application and some after license application.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92006526

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  • 3. international high level radioactive waste management (IHLRWM) conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 12-16 Apr 1992

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  • Other: DE92006526
  • Report No.: SAND--91-2176C
  • Report No.: CONF-920430--37
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138304
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623375

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Fernandez, J.A.; Case, J.B. & Tyburski, J. Proposed sealing field tests for a potential high-level radioactive waste repository in unsaturated tuff, article, January 6, 1992; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623375/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.