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Title: Site characterization report for the basalt waste isolation project. Volume III

Abstract

The reference location for a repository in basalt for the terminal storage of nuclear wastes on the Hanford Site and the candidate horizons within this reference repository location have been identified and the preliminary characterization work in support of the site screening process has been completed. Fifteen technical questions regarding the qualification of the site were identified to be addressed during the detailed site characterization phase of the US Department of Energy-National Waste Terminal Storage Program site selection process. Resolution of these questions will be provided in the final site characterization progress report, currently planned to be issued in 1987, and in the safety analysis report to be submitted with the License Application. The additional information needed to resolve these questions and the plans for obtaining the information have been identified. This Site Characterization Report documents the results of the site screening process, the preliminary site characterization data, the technical issues that need to be addressed, and the plans for resolving these issues. Volume 3 contains chapters 13 through 19: site issues and plans; geoengineering and repository design issues and plans; waste package and site geochemistry issues and plans; performance-assessment issues and plans; site characterization program; quality assurance; and identificationmore » of alternate sites.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Richland, WA (USA). Rockwell Hanford Operations
OSTI Identifier:
5870671
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL-82-3-Vol.3
ON: DE83017077
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-77RL01030
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SITE SELECTION; SITE SURVEYS; AIR QUALITY; BASALT; DECISION MAKING; GEOCHEMISTRY; GEOLOGY; HYDROLOGY; LAND USE; METEOROLOGY; PACKAGING; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; CHEMISTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; IGNEOUS ROCKS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ROCKS; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VOLCANIC ROCKS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989); 580100 - Geology & Hydrology- (-1989); 580300 - Mineralogy, Petrology, & Rock Mechanics- (-1989); 580400 - Geochemistry- (-1989); 530100 - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989)

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  • The reference location for a repository in basalt for the terminal storage of nuclear wastes on the Hanford Site and the candidate horizons within this reference repository location have been identified and the preliminary characterization work in support of the site screening process has been completed. Fifteen technical questions regarding the qualification of the site were identified to be addressed during the detailed site characterization phase of the US Department of Energy-National Waste Terminal Storage Program site selection process. Resolution of these questions will be provided in the final site characterization progress report, currently planned to be issued in 1987,more » and in the safety analysis report to be submitted with the License Application. The additional information needed to resolve these questions and the plans for obtaining the information have been identified. This Site Characterization Report documents the results of the site screening process, the preliminary site characterization data, the technical issues that need to be addressed, and the plans for resolving these issues. Volume 2 contains chapters 6 through 12: geochemistry; surface hydrology; climatology, meteorology, and air quality; environmental, land-use, and socioeconomic characteristics; repository design; waste package; and performance assessment.« less
  • The reference location for a repository in basalt for the terminal storage of nuclear wastes on the Hanford Site and the candidate horizons within this reference repository location have been identified and the preliminary characterization work in support of the site screening process has been completed. Fifteen technical questions regarding the qualification of the site were identified to be addressed during the detailed site characterization phase of the US Department of Energy-National Waste Terminal Storage Program site selection process. Resolution of these questions will be provided in the final site characterization progress report, currently planned to be issued in 1987,more » and in the safety analysis report to be submitted with the License Application. The additional information needed to resolve these questions and the plans for obtaining the information have been identified. This Site Characterization Report documents the results of the site screening process, the preliminary site characterization data, the technical issues that need to be addressed, and the plans for resolving these issues. Volume 1 contains chapters 1 through 5: introduction; decision process for choosing a reference repository location and an alternate repository location; geologic description of the reference repository location and the surrounding area; geoengineering; and hydrogeology;« less
  • Volume 2 contains Appendices E through W: potential for large-scale pump tests in the Grande Ronde; review of hydrochemical characterization related to flow system interpretation in Hanford basalts; limitations of packer-testing for head evaluation in Hanford basalts; hydrogeologic data integration for conceptual groundwater flow models; drilling mud effects on hydrogeologic testing; site issue analyses related to the nature at the present groundwater system at the Hanford site, Washington; structural and stratigraphic characteristics related to groundwater flow at the Hanford site, Washington; seismic hazard and some examples of hazard studies at Hanford; earthquake swarms in the Columbia Plateau; seismic ground motionmore » at depth; failure modes for the metallic waste package component; degradation mechanisms of borosilicate glass; transport and retardation of radionuclides in the waste package; determination and interpretation of redox conditions and changes in underground high-level repositories; determination and interpretation of sorption data applied to radionuclide migration in underground repositories; solubility of radionuclide compounds presented in the BWIP site characterization report; and release rate from engineered system.« less
  • On November 12, 1982, the US Department of Energy submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission the Site Characterization Report for the Basalt Waste Isolation Project (DOE/RL 82-3). The Basalt Waste Isolation Project is located on DOE's Hanford Reservation in the State of Washington. NUREG-0960 contains the detailed analysis, by the NRC staff, of the site characterization report. Supporting technical material is contained in Appendices A through W.
  • Items covered in the briefing include issues, work elements and data needs in the basalt waste isolation project, site data in site characterization report (SCR), geology and hydrology, waste package and geochemistry data in SCR, performance assessment, near-surface test facility, hydrofracturing, repository design in basalt, drilling and testing, in-situ testing.