Estimation of unsaturated zone liquid water flux at boreholes UZ No. 4, UZ No. 5, UZ No. 7, and UZ No. 13, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, from saturation and water potential profiles

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The unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is being investigated as a potential location for a high-level nuclear waste repository. Characterization of the liquid water flux and its spatial distribution under natural conditions provides estimates of the amount of water that could potentially contact the waste canisters and transport soluble radionuclides to the accessible environment. Estimates of ambient water flux may affect design requirements by indicating the degree to which reliance must be placed on engineered barriers or the waste-generated heat to keep the waste canisters dry.

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Kwicklis, E.M.; Healy, R.W. & Flint, A.L. December 31, 1993.

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The unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, is being investigated as a potential location for a high-level nuclear waste repository. Characterization of the liquid water flux and its spatial distribution under natural conditions provides estimates of the amount of water that could potentially contact the waste canisters and transport soluble radionuclides to the accessible environment. Estimates of ambient water flux may affect design requirements by indicating the degree to which reliance must be placed on engineered barriers or the waste-generated heat to keep the waste canisters dry.

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  • Focus 93: site characterization and model validation, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 26-29 Sep 1993

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  • Report No.: CONF-9309228--10
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 145289
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Kwicklis, E.M.; Healy, R.W. & Flint, A.L. Estimation of unsaturated zone liquid water flux at boreholes UZ No. 4, UZ No. 5, UZ No. 7, and UZ No. 13, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, from saturation and water potential profiles, article, December 31, 1993; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626453/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.