Release of radon contaminants from Yucca Mountain: The role of buoyancy driven flow

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The potential for the repository heat source to promote buoyancy driven flow and thereby cause release of radon gas out of Yucca Mountain has been examined through a critical review of the theoretical and experimental studies of this process. The review indicates that steady-state buoyancy enhanced release of natural radon and other contaminant gases should not be a major concern at Yucca Mountain. Barometric pumping and wind pumping are identified as two processes that will have a potentially greater effect on surface releases of gases.

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Sullivan, T.M. & Pescatore, C. February 1, 1994.

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The potential for the repository heat source to promote buoyancy driven flow and thereby cause release of radon gas out of Yucca Mountain has been examined through a critical review of the theoretical and experimental studies of this process. The review indicates that steady-state buoyancy enhanced release of natural radon and other contaminant gases should not be a major concern at Yucca Mountain. Barometric pumping and wind pumping are identified as two processes that will have a potentially greater effect on surface releases of gases.

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55 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95011521

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  • Other Information: PBD: Feb 1994

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  • Other: DE95011521
  • Report No.: BNL--52468
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/69193 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69193
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708711

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Sullivan, T.M. & Pescatore, C. Release of radon contaminants from Yucca Mountain: The role of buoyancy driven flow, report, February 1, 1994; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708711/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.