Relative humidity in the near-field environment

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The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is investigating Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for its suitability as a potential repository for high-level nuclear wastes. United States federal regulation 10CFR60 requires that radioactive nuclides be substantially contained in waste packages for 300 to 1000 years after the emplacement. To meet the regulation, a waste package container should remain intact for several hundreds of years. It has been shown that high humidity increases the corrosion potential of metallic container materials. Relative humidity as a function of water saturation in intact rock is measured. The results of this test can be used to calibrate the ... continued below

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Lin, W.; Roberts, J. & Ruddle, D October 27, 1995.

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The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is investigating Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for its suitability as a potential repository for high-level nuclear wastes. United States federal regulation 10CFR60 requires that radioactive nuclides be substantially contained in waste packages for 300 to 1000 years after the emplacement. To meet the regulation, a waste package container should remain intact for several hundreds of years. It has been shown that high humidity increases the corrosion potential of metallic container materials. Relative humidity as a function of water saturation in intact rock is measured. The results of this test can be used to calibrate the relative humidity in the near-field environment predicted by model calculations using thermal-hydrological codes such as VTOUGH. This is a report on the progress of that experiment.

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  • 7. annual international high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 29 Apr - 3 May 1996

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--122613
  • Report No.: CONF-960421--12
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 200677
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673264

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Lin, W.; Roberts, J. & Ruddle, D. Relative humidity in the near-field environment, article, October 27, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673264/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.