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  • Main Title Evaluation and compilation of DOE waste package test data: Biannual report, August 1987--January 1988


  • Author: Interrante, C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Escalante, E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fraker, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ondik, H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Plante, E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ricker, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Ruspi, J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
    Place of Publication: United States
  • Name: National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1988-08-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report summarizes results of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) evaluations on waste packages designed for containment of radioactive high-level nuclear waste (HLW). The waste package is a proposed engineered barrier that is part of a permanent repository for HLW. Metal alloys are the principal barriers within the engineered system. Since enactment of the Budget Reconciliation Act for Fiscal Year 1988, the Yucca Mountain, Nevada, site (in which tuff is the geologic medium) is the only site that will be characterized for use as high-level nuclear waste repository. During the reporting period of August 1987 to January 1988, five reviews were completed for tuff, and these were grouped into the categories: ferrous alloys, copper, groundwater chemistry, and glass. Two issues are identified for the Yucca Mountain site: the approach used to calculate corrosion rates for ferrous alloys, and crevice corrosion was observed in a copper-nickel alloy. Plutonium can form pseudo-colloids that may facilitate transport. NBS work related to the vitrification of HLW borosilicate glass at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) and activities of the DOE Materials Characterization Center (MCC) for the 6-month reporting period are also included. 27 refs., 3 figs.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: 181 p.


  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering Not Included In Other Categories
  • Keyword: Corrosive Effects
  • Keyword: Emplacement
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Basalt
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Plutonium
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project
  • Keyword: Salt Deposits
  • Keyword: Waste Forms
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Packaging
  • Keyword: Nevada
  • Keyword: Vitrification
  • Keyword: Borosilicate Glass
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Data Base Management
  • Keyword: Tuff
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Evaluation
  • Keyword: Containers


  • Other Information: PBD: Aug 1988


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: TI88015610
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--4735-Vol.4
  • DOI: 10.2172/60474
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 60474
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691054


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A09/MF A01 - GPO; OSTI as TI88015610