Physical processes of magmatism and effects on the potential repository: Synthesis of technical work through Fiscal Year 1995

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This chapter summarizes data collection and model calculations through FY 95 under Study Plan 8.3.1.8.1.2 Physical Processes of Magmatism and Effects on the Potential Repository. The focus of this study plan is to gather information that ultimately constrains the consequences of small-volume, basaltic magmatic activity at or near a potential repository. This is then combined with event probability estimates, described elsewhere in this synthesis report, to yield a magmatic risk assessment. Tere are two basic classes of effects of magmatisms that are considered here: (1) Eruptive effects, whereby rising magma intersects a potential repository, entrains radioactive waste, and erupts it ... continued below

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Valentine, G.A. September 1, 1996.

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This chapter summarizes data collection and model calculations through FY 95 under Study Plan 8.3.1.8.1.2 Physical Processes of Magmatism and Effects on the Potential Repository. The focus of this study plan is to gather information that ultimately constrains the consequences of small-volume, basaltic magmatic activity at or near a potential repository. This is then combined with event probability estimates, described elsewhere in this synthesis report, to yield a magmatic risk assessment. Tere are two basic classes of effects of magmatisms that are considered here: (1) Eruptive effects, whereby rising magma intersects a potential repository, entrains radioactive waste, and erupts it onto the earth`s surface. (2) Subsurface effects, which includes a wide range of processes such as hydrothermal flow, alteration of mineral assemblages in the potential repository system, and alteration of hydrologic flow properties of the rocks surrounding a potential repository.

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  • Other: DE96014736
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3063
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/369677 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 369677
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676430

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Valentine, G.A. Physical processes of magmatism and effects on the potential repository: Synthesis of technical work through Fiscal Year 1995, report, September 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676430/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.