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EVALUATION OF COPPER, ALUMINUM BRONZE, AND COPPER-NICKEL
FOR YMP CONTAINER MATERIAL
J. Kass UCRL--101097
Chemistry & Materials Science Department
Lawrence Livemiore National Laboratory DE90 005249
University of California, Livermore, Calif. 94550
In this presentation, I will discuss our evaluation of the materials copper, 7% aluminum
bronze, and 70/30 copper-nickel. These are three of the six materials currently under consideration
as potential waste-packaging materials. I should mention that we are also considering alternatives
to these six materials. This work is part of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP), formerly known as
the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) Project.
The expected-case environment in our proposed vault is quite different from that encountered at
the WIPP site or that expected in a Canadian vault. Our proposed site is under a desert mountain,
Yucca Mountain, in southern Nevada. The repository itself will be located appropriately 700 feet
above the water table and 300 to 1200 feet below the surface of the mountain, as illustrated in Fig.
1 111. The variations in these numbers are due to the variations in mountain topography. The
expected repository conditions of temperature, containment period, water composition, radiation
fields, etc. are listed in Table 1.
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Kass, J.N. Evaluation of copper, aluminum bronze, and copper-nickel for YMP [Yucca Mountain Project] container material, article, May 1, 1989; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625023/m1/2/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.