TBM tunneling on the Yucca Mountain Project

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The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) is a scientific endeavor to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for the first long-term, high-level nuclear waste repository in the United States. The current status of this long-term project from the construction perspective is described. A key element is construction of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) Tunnel, which is being excavated with a 7.6 m (25 ft) diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM). Development of the ESF may include the excavation of over 15 km (9.3 mi) of tunnel varying in size from 3.0 to 7.6 m (10 to 25 ... continued below

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Morris, J.P. & Hansmire, W.H. March 1, 1995.

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The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) is a scientific endeavor to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for the first long-term, high-level nuclear waste repository in the United States. The current status of this long-term project from the construction perspective is described. A key element is construction of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) Tunnel, which is being excavated with a 7.6 m (25 ft) diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM). Development of the ESF may include the excavation of over 15 km (9.3 mi) of tunnel varying in size from 3.0 to 7.6 m (10 to 25 ft). Prior to construction, extensive constructability reviews were an interactive part of the final design. The intent was to establish a constructable design that met the long-term stability requirements for radiological safety of a future repository, while maintaining flexibility for the scientific investigations and acceptable tunneling productivity.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008139

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  • Other: DE95008139
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11432--T4
  • Grant Number: AC08-94NV11432
  • DOI: 10.2172/28333 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 28333
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664367

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Morris, J.P. & Hansmire, W.H. TBM tunneling on the Yucca Mountain Project, report, March 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664367/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.