Characterization of a desert soil sequence at Yucca Mountain, NV

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Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is currently being evaluated as a potential site for a geologic repository for high level radioactive waste. Hydrologic evaluation of the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain is being conducted as an integrated set of surface and subsurface-based activities with a common objective to characterize the temporal and spatial distribution of water flux through the potential repository. Yucca Mountain is covered with a thin to thick layer of colluvial/alluvial materials, where there are not bedrock outcrops. It is across this surface boundary that all infiltration and all exfiltration occurs. This surface boundary effects water movement through the unsaturated ... continued below

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Guertal, W.R.; Hofmann, L.L. Hudson, D.B. & Flint, A.L. December 31, 1994.

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Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is currently being evaluated as a potential site for a geologic repository for high level radioactive waste. Hydrologic evaluation of the unsaturated zone of Yucca Mountain is being conducted as an integrated set of surface and subsurface-based activities with a common objective to characterize the temporal and spatial distribution of water flux through the potential repository. Yucca Mountain is covered with a thin to thick layer of colluvial/alluvial materials, where there are not bedrock outcrops. It is across this surface boundary that all infiltration and all exfiltration occurs. This surface boundary effects water movement through the unsaturated zone. Characterization of the hydrologic properties of surficial materials is then a necessary step for short term characterization goals and for long term modeling.

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 22-26 May 1994

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  • Other: DE96001453
  • Report No.: CONF-940553--87
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 113823
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625208

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Guertal, W.R.; Hofmann, L.L. Hudson, D.B. & Flint, A.L. Characterization of a desert soil sequence at Yucca Mountain, NV, article, December 31, 1994; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625208/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.