Selection criteria for container materials at the proposed Yucca Mountain high level nuclear waste repository

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A geological repository has been proposed for the permanent disposal of the nation`s high level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert. The containers for this waste must remain intact for the unprecedented service lifetime of 1000 years. A combination of engineering, regulatory, and licensing requirements complicate the container material selection. In parallel to gathering information regarding the Yucca Mountain service environment and material performance data, a set of selection criteria have been established which compare candidate materials to the performance requirements, and allow a quantitative comparison of candidates. These criteria assign relative weighting to varied topic areas ... continued below

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Halsey, W.G. November 1, 1989.

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A geological repository has been proposed for the permanent disposal of the nation`s high level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert. The containers for this waste must remain intact for the unprecedented service lifetime of 1000 years. A combination of engineering, regulatory, and licensing requirements complicate the container material selection. In parallel to gathering information regarding the Yucca Mountain service environment and material performance data, a set of selection criteria have been established which compare candidate materials to the performance requirements, and allow a quantitative comparison of candidates. These criteria assign relative weighting to varied topic areas such as mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, fabricability, and cost. Considering the long service life of the waste containers, it is not surprising that the corrosion behavior of the material is a dominant factor. 7 refs.

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INIS; OSTI as DE90010686

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  • NACE Corrosion `90, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 23-27 Apr 1990

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  • Other: DE90010686
  • Report No.: UCRL--102285
  • Report No.: CONF-900403--10
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137734
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626495

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Halsey, W.G. Selection criteria for container materials at the proposed Yucca Mountain high level nuclear waste repository, article, November 1, 1989; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626495/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.