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  • Main Title Providing a Scientific and Technical Basis for Repository Decisions


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: United States. Department of Energy. Yucca Mountain Project Office.
    Place of Publication: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Additional Info: Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (United States)


  • Creation: 2001-02-28


  • English


  • Content Description: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 directed the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) to research sites and design a deep geologic repository for the disposal of our nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. In 1987, Congress amended the NWPA and directed the DOE to focus only on Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine whether it is a suitable site for a repository. For more than 15 years, the DOE has been studying Yucca Mountain and has accumulated an enormous amount of scientific and technical information about the mountain and the area surrounding it. The secretary of energy will decide whether to recommend Yucca Mountain to the president as a suitable site for a repository. This decision will be based on the scientific and technical information resulting from the Department of Energy's studies of Yucca Mountain and on the views and comments submitted by other governmental groups and the public. One required basis for the secretary's decision will be a scientific analysis called a total system performance assessment.
  • Physical Description: 3 pages


  • Keyword: Mountains
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning, Policy And Economy
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Design
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Nuclear Waste Policy Acts
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Performance
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain


  • Other Information: PBD: 28 Feb 2001


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NONE
  • Grant Number: NONE
  • DOI: 10.2172/786476
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 786476
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc722861


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00786476