Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report

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In this study, rail and highway routes which may be used for shipments of high-level nuclear waste to a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada are characterized. This characterization facilitates three types of impact analysis: comparative study, limited worst-case assessment, and more sophisticated probabilistic risk assessment techniques. Data for relative and absolute impact measures are provided to support comparisons of routes based on selected characteristics. A worst-case scenario assessment is included to determine potentially critical and most likely places for accidents or incidents to occur. The assessment facilitated by the data in this study is limited because impact measures are ... continued below

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Souleyrette, R.R. II; Sathisan, S.K. & di Bartolo, R. May 31, 1991.

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In this study, rail and highway routes which may be used for shipments of high-level nuclear waste to a proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada are characterized. This characterization facilitates three types of impact analysis: comparative study, limited worst-case assessment, and more sophisticated probabilistic risk assessment techniques. Data for relative and absolute impact measures are provided to support comparisons of routes based on selected characteristics. A worst-case scenario assessment is included to determine potentially critical and most likely places for accidents or incidents to occur. The assessment facilitated by the data in this study is limited because impact measures are restricted to the identification of potential areas or persons affected. No attempt is made to quantify the magnitude of these impacts. Most likely locations for accidents to occur are determined relative to other locations within the scope of this study. Independent factors and historical trends used to identify these likely locations are only proxies for accident probability.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 31 May 1991

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  • Other: DE92017892
  • Report No.: NWPO-TN--011-91-Vol.1
  • Report No.: UNLV/TRC/RR--91/02-Vol.1
  • Grant Number: FG08-85NV10461
  • DOI: 10.2172/140758 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140758
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624815

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Souleyrette, R.R. II; Sathisan, S.K. & di Bartolo, R. Yucca Mountain transportation routes: Preliminary characterization and risk analysis; Volume 1, Research report, report, May 31, 1991; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624815/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.