A decision analysis of an exploratory studies facility

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An Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) is planned to support the characterization of a potential site for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, NV. The selection of a design for the ESF is a critical decision, because the ESF design may affect the accuracy of characterization testing and subsequent repository design. The assist the design process, a comparative evaluation was conducted to rank 34 alternative relied on techniques from formal decision analysis, including decision trees and multiattribute utility analysis (MUA). The results helped to identify favorable design features and convinced the Department of Energy to adopt the top-ranked option ... continued below

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Merkhofer, M. W. & Gnirk, P. November 25, 1991.

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  • Merkhofer, M. W. Applied Decision Analysis, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  • Gnirk, P. RE/SPEC, Inc., Rapid City, SD (United States)

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

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An Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) is planned to support the characterization of a potential site for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, NV. The selection of a design for the ESF is a critical decision, because the ESF design may affect the accuracy of characterization testing and subsequent repository design. The assist the design process, a comparative evaluation was conducted to rank 34 alternative relied on techniques from formal decision analysis, including decision trees and multiattribute utility analysis (MUA). The results helped to identify favorable design features and convinced the Department of Energy to adopt the top-ranked option as the preferred ESF design.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92004892

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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: DE92004892
  • Report No.: SAND--91-7040C
  • Report No.: CONF-920430--7-Draft
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138297
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623749

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Merkhofer, M. W. & Gnirk, P. A decision analysis of an exploratory studies facility, article, November 25, 1991; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623749/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.