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  • Main Title Development of the Performance Confirmation Program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada


  • Author: LeCain, G.D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Barr, D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Weaver, D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Snell, R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Goodin, S.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hansen, F.D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


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


  • Creation: 2006-03-17


  • English


  • Content Description: The Yucca Mountain Performance Confirmation program consists of tests, monitoring activities, experiments, and analyses to evaluate the adequacy of assumptions, data, and analyses that form the basis of the conceptual and numerical models of flow and transport associated with a proposed radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Performance Confirmation program uses an eight-stage risk-informed, performance-based approach. Selection of the Performance Confirmation activities (a parameter and a test method) for inclusion in the Performance Confirmation program was done using a risk-informed performance-based decision analysis. The result of this analysis and review was a Performance Confirmation base portfolio that consists of 20 activities. The 20 Performance Confirmation activities include geologic, hydrologic, and construction/engineering testing. Several of the activities were initiated during site characterization and are ongoing. Others activities will commence during construction and/or post emplacement and will continue until repository closure.


  • Keyword: Positioning
  • Keyword: Testing
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • Keyword: Construction
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Transport
  • Keyword: Performance


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NA
  • Grant Number: NA
  • DOI: 10.2172/893813
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 893813
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886713