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Title: Site selection study for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico as an alternative site for the National Ignition Facility

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to construct and operate the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in support of the Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) Programmatic Environmental impact Statement (PEIS). The National Environmental Policy Act requires the DOE to look at alternative sites for the NIF. The SSM PEIS will evaluate four alternative locations for the NIF. This study documents the process and results of a site selection study for a preferred site for the NIF at SNL/NM. The NIF research objectives are to provide the world`s most powerful laser systems to be used in ignition of fusion fuel and energy gain to perform high energy density and radiation effects experiments in support of the DOE`s national security, energy, and basic science research mission. The most immediate application of the NIF will be to provide nuclear-weapon-related physics data, since many phenomena occurring on the laboratory scale are similar to those that occur in weapons. The NIF may also provide an important capability for weapons effects simulation. The NIF is designed to achieve propagating fusion bum and modest energy gain for development as a source of civilian energy.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
215885
Report Number(s):
SAND-96-0745
ON: DE96008848
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; LASER FUSION REACTORS; CONSTRUCTION; OPERATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; STOCKPILES; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS

Citation Formats

Miller, D, Wheeler, T, and McClellan, Y. Site selection study for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico as an alternative site for the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/215885.
Miller, D, Wheeler, T, & McClellan, Y. Site selection study for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico as an alternative site for the National Ignition Facility. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/215885
Miller, D, Wheeler, T, and McClellan, Y. 1996. "Site selection study for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico as an alternative site for the National Ignition Facility". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/215885. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/215885.
@article{osti_215885,
title = {Site selection study for Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico as an alternative site for the National Ignition Facility},
author = {Miller, D and Wheeler, T and McClellan, Y},
abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to construct and operate the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in support of the Stockpile Stewardship and Management (SSM) Programmatic Environmental impact Statement (PEIS). The National Environmental Policy Act requires the DOE to look at alternative sites for the NIF. The SSM PEIS will evaluate four alternative locations for the NIF. This study documents the process and results of a site selection study for a preferred site for the NIF at SNL/NM. The NIF research objectives are to provide the world`s most powerful laser systems to be used in ignition of fusion fuel and energy gain to perform high energy density and radiation effects experiments in support of the DOE`s national security, energy, and basic science research mission. The most immediate application of the NIF will be to provide nuclear-weapon-related physics data, since many phenomena occurring on the laboratory scale are similar to those that occur in weapons. The NIF may also provide an important capability for weapons effects simulation. The NIF is designed to achieve propagating fusion bum and modest energy gain for development as a source of civilian energy.},
doi = {10.2172/215885},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/215885}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {3}
}