From science to compliance: Geomechanics studies of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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Mechanical and hydrological properties of salt provide excellent bases for geological isolation of hazardous materials. Regulatory certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) testifies to the nearly ideal characteristics of bedded salt deposits in southeast New Mexico. The WIPP history includes decades of testing and scientific investigations, which have resulted in a comprehensive understanding of salt's mechanical deformational and hydrological properties over an applicable range of stresses and temperatures. Comprehensive evaluation of salt's favorable characteristics helped demonstrate regulatory compliance and ensure isolation of radioactive waste placed in a salt geological setting.

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HANSEN,FRANCIS D. June 5, 2000.

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Mechanical and hydrological properties of salt provide excellent bases for geological isolation of hazardous materials. Regulatory certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) testifies to the nearly ideal characteristics of bedded salt deposits in southeast New Mexico. The WIPP history includes decades of testing and scientific investigations, which have resulted in a comprehensive understanding of salt's mechanical deformational and hydrological properties over an applicable range of stresses and temperatures. Comprehensive evaluation of salt's favorable characteristics helped demonstrate regulatory compliance and ensure isolation of radioactive waste placed in a salt geological setting.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00756400

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  • 8th World Salt Symposium, Hague (NL), 05/07/2000--05/11/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-0598C
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 756400
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HANSEN,FRANCIS D. From science to compliance: Geomechanics studies of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, article, June 5, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706962/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.