Linkage between site characterization program and performance and design data needs

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The basis for identifying site-specific data needs for the Yucca Mountain site was a thorough review and evaluation of the regulatory requirements for a geologic repository. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s (NRC) regulation governing disposal of high-level waste in a geologic repository utilizes a multiple barrier approach that includes reliance on both engineered and natural elements. Given an understanding of the regulatory requirements, the next step was to identify the natural features of the site and the components of the engineered barriers considered most likely to make significant contributions to isolation of waste at Yucca Mountain. The intent was to ... continued below

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Blanchard, M.B.; Dobson, D.C.; Younker, J.L. & Voegele, M.D. April 1, 1990.

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The basis for identifying site-specific data needs for the Yucca Mountain site was a thorough review and evaluation of the regulatory requirements for a geologic repository. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s (NRC) regulation governing disposal of high-level waste in a geologic repository utilizes a multiple barrier approach that includes reliance on both engineered and natural elements. Given an understanding of the regulatory requirements, the next step was to identify the natural features of the site and the components of the engineered barriers considered most likely to make significant contributions to isolation of waste at Yucca Mountain. The intent was to develop a site testing program that focused on understanding those natural site characteristics and processes most likely to contribute to waste isolation; and providing site data necessary to design and assess the performance of engineered barriers. 3 refs., 3 figs.

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  • 1. international topical meeting on high-level radioactive waste management, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 8-12 Apr 1990

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  • Report No.: CONF-900406--52
  • Grant Number: AC08-87NV10576
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137697
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626323

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Blanchard, M.B.; Dobson, D.C.; Younker, J.L. & Voegele, M.D. Linkage between site characterization program and performance and design data needs, article, April 1, 1990; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626323/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.