SUMO, System performance assessment for a high-level nuclear waste repository: Mathematical models

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Following completion of the preliminary risk assessment of the potential Yucca Mountain Site by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in 1988, the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) requested the Performance Assessment Scientific Support (PASS) Program at PNL to develop an integrated system model and computer code that provides performance and risk assessment analysis capabilities for a potential high-level nuclear waste repository. The system model that has been developed addresses the cumulative radionuclide release criteria established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and estimates population risks in terms of dose to humans. ... continued below

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Eslinger, P.W.; Miley, T.B.; Engel, D.W. & Chamberlain, P.J. II September 1, 1992.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Following completion of the preliminary risk assessment of the potential Yucca Mountain Site by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in 1988, the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) requested the Performance Assessment Scientific Support (PASS) Program at PNL to develop an integrated system model and computer code that provides performance and risk assessment analysis capabilities for a potential high-level nuclear waste repository. The system model that has been developed addresses the cumulative radionuclide release criteria established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and estimates population risks in terms of dose to humans. The system model embodied in the SUMO (System Unsaturated Model) code will also allow benchmarking of other models being developed for the Yucca Mountain Project. The system model has three natural divisions: (1) source term, (2) far-field transport, and (3) dose to humans. This document gives a detailed description of the mathematics of each of these three divisions. Each of the governing equations employed is based on modeling assumptions that are widely accepted within the scientific community.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92041231

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  • Other: DE92041231
  • Report No.: PNL--7581
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/140865 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140865
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624822

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Eslinger, P.W.; Miley, T.B.; Engel, D.W. & Chamberlain, P.J. II. SUMO, System performance assessment for a high-level nuclear waste repository: Mathematical models, report, September 1, 1992; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624822/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.