Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests.

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The saturated alluvium located south of Yucca Mountain, Nevada is expected to serve as the final barrier to radionuclide transport from the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The alluvium will act as a barrier if radionuclides breach the engineered barriers in the repository, move through the unsaturated zone beneath the repository to the water table, and then migrate through saturated volcanic tuffs to the alluvium. Three single-well injection-withdrawal tracer tests were conducted between December 2000 and April 2001 in the saturated alluviuni at NC-EWDP-19D1, a Nye County-Early Warning Drilling Program well located about 18 km south of ... continued below

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Reimus, P. W. (Paul William); J., Umari M.; Roback, R. (Robert); Earle, John,; Jon, Darnell & Farnham, Irene January 1, 2002.

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The saturated alluvium located south of Yucca Mountain, Nevada is expected to serve as the final barrier to radionuclide transport from the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The alluvium will act as a barrier if radionuclides breach the engineered barriers in the repository, move through the unsaturated zone beneath the repository to the water table, and then migrate through saturated volcanic tuffs to the alluvium. Three single-well injection-withdrawal tracer tests were conducted between December 2000 and April 2001 in the saturated alluviuni at NC-EWDP-19D1, a Nye County-Early Warning Drilling Program well located about 18 km south of Yucca Mountain. The tests had the objectives of (1) distinguishing between a single- and a dual-porosity conceptual radionuclide transport model for the alluvium, and (2) obtaining estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium.

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  • Submitted to: 2003 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, March 30 - April 2, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society.

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Reimus, P. W. (Paul William); J., Umari M.; Roback, R. (Robert); Earle, John,; Jon, Darnell & Farnham, Irene. Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests., article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929984/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.