A conceptual subsurface facility design for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain

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The US Department of Energy is responsible for the design, construction, operation and closure of a repository in which to permanently dispose of the nation`s high level nuclear waste. In addition to the objective of safely isolating the waste inventory, the repository must provide a safe working environment for its workforce, and protect the public. The conceptual design for this facility is currently being developed. Tunnel Boring Machine will be used to excavate 228 kilometers of tunneling to construct the facility over a 30 year period. The excavation operations will be physically separated from the waste emplacement operations, and each ... continued below

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McKenzie, D.G., III; Bhattacharyya, K.K. & Segrest, A.M. September 1, 1996.

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The US Department of Energy is responsible for the design, construction, operation and closure of a repository in which to permanently dispose of the nation`s high level nuclear waste. In addition to the objective of safely isolating the waste inventory, the repository must provide a safe working environment for its workforce, and protect the public. The conceptual design for this facility is currently being developed. Tunnel Boring Machine will be used to excavate 228 kilometers of tunneling to construct the facility over a 30 year period. The excavation operations will be physically separated from the waste emplacement operations, and each operation will have its own dedicated ventilation system. The facility is being designed to remain open for 150 years.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013526

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  • 37. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Naples, FL (United States), 28 Jul - 1 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96013526
  • Report No.: CONF-960767--27
  • Grant Number: AC01-91RW00134
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 372669
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674661

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McKenzie, D.G., III; Bhattacharyya, K.K. & Segrest, A.M. A conceptual subsurface facility design for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, article, September 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674661/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.