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Underground exploration and testing at Yucca Mountain

a report to Congress and the Secretary of Energy.

by United States. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

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Published by Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board in [Arlington, Va.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain -- Testing.,
  • Radioactive waste sites -- Government policy -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain -- Evaluation.,
  • Yucca Mountain (Nev.)

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 28 p. :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23352885M
    OCLC/WorldCa29195506

      A significant laboratory test program at Yucca Mountain also made important contributions to the field of rock mechanics, showing a unique relation between porosity and mechanical properties, a time dependency of strength that is significant for long-term excavation stability, a decreasing rock strength with sample size using very large core. Two systems employing characterized bacterial isolates from the Yucca Mountain site were designed to assess the rates of MIC on carbon steel C and Alloy in simulated groundwater. Microbial activities increased rates of carbon steel corrosion by a factor of fold compared to abiotic corrosion rates on the same material.

    The site of a proposed repository for high-level radioactive waste from the nation's nuclear power plants is not at risk of ground water infiltration, concludes this important book. Yucca Mountain, located about miles northwest of Las Vegas, has been proposed as the site for permanent underground disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Heavy duty roadheaders of ton weight class are being considered for the excavation of the test rooms and alcoves along the main ramp and in the main repository level at the Yucca Mountain site.

    Underground Exploration and Testing at Yucca Mountain: A Report to Congress and the Secretary of Energy; [United States Nuclear Waste Tech Board] on The first category might be labeled the literature of the Nevada nuclear testing era, which commenced at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) at dawn on Janu , with the atmospheric detonation of a one-kiloton weapon named Able. It ended on Septem , with the detonation of an underground nuclear test named Divider.


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(94) Underground Exploration and Testing at Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Abstract--Underground exploration and testing are major components of site-characterization efforts, under the direction of the U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE), for an underground repository for high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, in Nevada. Get this from a library. Underground exploration and testing at Yucca Mountain: a report to Congress and the Secretary of Energy.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing to begin work on a facility that is a unique underground structure. We are proposing a mined facility under Yucca Mountain, Nevada, that is unorthodox due to its role in predicting what will occur at the site over the course of 10, years.

“Survival Beneath Yucca Mountain” By Monty Nereim. Hardcover | 6 x 9in | pages | ISBN Softcover | 6 x 9in | pages | ISBN E-Book |. Full text of "Underground exploration and testing at Yucca Mountain: a report to Congress and the Secretary of Energy" See other formats Unclcn^rouiul Exploration and Testing at Yucca Mountain (iiJil i/ic S(iri'!(n'y of fjicr'^v ^ Xuili'dr W'lisic 7((7////V(// /\(\ /(\r Ihniid ()(lohcr IWJ S3 H17 nOCtittCNT From the collection of the 7 ^ 2 m PreTinger ^ Jjibrary San f-rancisco.

The unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain was investigated as a possible site for the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository. Scientific investigations included infiltration studies, matrix properties testing, borehole testing and monitoring, underground excavation and testing, and the development of conceptual and numerical models of the hydrologic processes at Yucca Mountain.

Underground exploration and testing at Yucca mountain. Watch in the inside of a nuclear reactor from the size of an atom with virtual reality - Duration: EDF in the UK Recommended for. This paper summarizes the investigations conducted to characterize the geologic barrier of the Yucca Mountain disposal system.

Site characterization progressed through (1) non-intrusive evaluation and borehole completions to determine stratigraphy for site identification; (2) exploration from the surface through well testing to evaluate the repository feasibility; (3) underground exploration.

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, as designated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act amendments ofis a proposed deep geological repository storage facility within Yucca Mountain for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste in the United States. The site is located on federal land adjacent to the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, Nevada, about 80 mi ( km.

Located at the edge of the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site)—part of a nuclear testing ground established by U.S. President Harry Truman—Yucca Mountain is far from any population centers, has a very dry climate, and is protected by an Air Force range on three sides.

(The largest underground test ever conducted by the U.S. was 5 megaton Cannikin, inat Amchitka, Alaska.) On Januthe Faultless Test commenced, with observers from the public stationed, as planned, out of the line of sight. What they would have witnessed was a dramatic fifteen foot upheaval of the earth above ground zero.

Uncertainty Underground is the first effort to review the uncertainties in the analysis of the long-term performance of the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain.

The book does not pass judgment on the suitability of the site but provides reliable science-based information to support open debate and inquiry into its s: 4. The Yucca Mountain repository is the proposed spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) repository where both types of radioactive waste could be disposed.

If constructed, it would use a tunnel complex approximately feet below the top of Yucca Mountain and about feet above the aquifer underlying the repository. Elon Musk Documentary SpaceX Mars Missions That Will Change Humanity Forever - Duration: DTTV Documentaries 1, views.

Over $12 billion was spent drilling and testing the 1,foot-deep tunnel for the potential storage of the nation's nuclear waste. "Survival Beneath Yucca Mountain" is about overcoming. Safety in the Underground Construction and Operation of the Exploratory Studies Facility at Yucca Mountain.

Proceedings of a Symposium held at Yucca Mountain and Las Vegas, Nevada November December 1, U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology.

Geotechnical Board. Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. Morning stops will be in southern Nevada and afternoon stops will be in Death Valley.

The second day will be spent at Yucca Mountain. The field trip will visit the underground testing sites in the “Exploratory Studies Facility” and the “Busted Butte Unsaturated Zone Transport Field Test” plus several surface-based testing sites. Yucca Mountain, located on the Nevada Test Site, is being considered as a potential repository site for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

To determine the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a repository, the Department of Energy constructed an underground Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) where tests and experiments will be. History of Yucca Mountain Project. In decending order. – Congress passes the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, requiring the establishment of a deep geologic repository for nuclear waste storage and legislation stipulates the significance of geologic and hydrologic conditions in selecting a repository site and mandates the consideration of at least five sites in two or more types.

“As the former mayor of Las Vegas, I was woefully familiar with Yucca Mountain. Over $12 billion was spent drilling and testing the 1,foot-deep tunnel for the potential storage of the nation’s nuclear waste.

Mr. Nereim’s story develops from the real-life blunder of Yucca Mountain,” Oscar Goodman says of the author’s [email protected]{osti_, title = {Probable maximum floods at the Yucca Mountain exploration shafts}, author = {Cardle, J A and Lim, S T}, abstractNote = {This paper presents an analysis of flood flows in the Coyote Wash at the proposed high level nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Estimates of the hydrographs at various points in this wash resulting from the year storm. U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan on Thursday decried a House spending package for failing to include funds for Yucca Mountain, the ever-controversial nuclear-waste repository the .