TBM tunneling on the Yucca Mountain Project: Proceedings

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The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) is a scientific endeavor to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for the first long term, high level nuclear waste repository in the United States. Status of this long-term project form the construction perspective is described. A key element is construction of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF), which is being excavated with a 7. 6 m(25 ft) diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM). Development of the ESF may include the excavation of over 15 km (9.3 mi) of tunnel varying in size from 3 to 7.6 m(10 to 25 ft). Prior ... continued below

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Williamson, G. E. & Gowring, I. M. July 1, 1995.

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The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) is a scientific endeavor to determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain for the first long term, high level nuclear waste repository in the United States. Status of this long-term project form the construction perspective is described. A key element is construction of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF), which is being excavated with a 7. 6 m(25 ft) diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM). Development of the ESF may include the excavation of over 15 km (9.3 mi) of tunnel varying in size from 3 to 7.6 m(10 to 25 ft). Prior to construction, extensive constructibility reviews were an interactive part of the final design. Intent was to establish a constructible design that met the long-term stability requirements for radiological safety of a future repository while maintaining flexibility for the scientific investigations and acceptable tunneling productivity.

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  • 1995 rapid excavation and tunneling conference, San Francisco, CA (United States), 18-21 Jun 1995

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  • Report No.: CONF-9506204--1
  • Grant Number: AC08-87NV10576
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 95420
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc791545

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Williamson, G. E. & Gowring, I. M. TBM tunneling on the Yucca Mountain Project: Proceedings, article, July 1, 1995; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc791545/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.