Preclosure radiological safety evaluation: Exploratory Studies Facility; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

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A radiological safety evaluation is performed to determine the impacts of Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) design changes on the preclosure public radiological safety for a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Although the ESF design has undergone significant modification, incorporation of the modified design requires only modest changes to the conceptual repository configuration. To the extent feasible, the results of earlier safety evaluations presented in SAND84-2641, SAND88-7061, and SAND89-7024, which were based on the original ESF configuration, are compared with the results for the modified configuration. This comparison provides an estimate of the range of analysis uncertainty. This ... continued below

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Schelling, F.J. & Smith, J.D. July 1, 1993.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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A radiological safety evaluation is performed to determine the impacts of Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) design changes on the preclosure public radiological safety for a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Although the ESF design has undergone significant modification, incorporation of the modified design requires only modest changes to the conceptual repository configuration. To the extent feasible, the results of earlier safety evaluations presented in SAND84-2641, SAND88-7061, and SAND89-7024, which were based on the original ESF configuration, are compared with the results for the modified configuration. This comparison provides an estimate of the range of analysis uncertainty. This preliminary analysis indicates that there are no Q-scenarios, which are defined as those scenarios with a net occurrence probability of greater than 10{sup {minus}6}/yr and produce a radiological dose at the 5-km controlled area boundary of greater than 0.5 rem. The analysis yielded estimates for an underground accident of a probability of 3.8 {times} 10{sup {minus}15}/yr and a dose of 1.5 rem. For a surface-initiated accident, a probability of 1.5 {times} 10{sup {minus}12}/yr and a dose of 0.6 rem was estimated.

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INIS; OSTI as DE93018679

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jul 1993

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  • Other: DE93018679
  • Report No.: SAND--92-2334
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/139194 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 139194
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625907

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Schelling, F.J. & Smith, J.D. Preclosure radiological safety evaluation: Exploratory Studies Facility; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, report, July 1, 1993; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625907/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.