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Title: Spent-Fuel Test - Climax: An evaluation of the technical feasibility of geologic storage of spent nuclear fuel in granite: Executive summary of final results

Abstract

This summary volume outlines results that are covered in more detail in the final report of the Spent-Fuel Test - Climate project. The project was conducted between 1978 and 1983 in the granitic Climax stock at the Nevada Test Site. Results indicate that spent fuel can be safely stored for periods of years in this host medium and that nuclear waste so emplaced can be safely retrieved. We also evaluated the effects of heat and radiation (alone and in combination) on emplacement canisters and the surrounding rock mass. Storage of the spent-fuel affected the surrounding rock mass in measurable ways, but did not threaten the stability or safety of the facility at any time.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
60116
Report Number(s):
UCRL-53762
ON: DE87009999
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Sep 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; NEVADA TEST SITE; GRANITES; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; RADIATION EFFECTS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; MATERIALS HANDLING; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; EVALUATION; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Patrick, W.C. Spent-Fuel Test - Climax: An evaluation of the technical feasibility of geologic storage of spent nuclear fuel in granite: Executive summary of final results. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.2172/60116.
Patrick, W.C. Spent-Fuel Test - Climax: An evaluation of the technical feasibility of geologic storage of spent nuclear fuel in granite: Executive summary of final results. United States. doi:10.2172/60116.
Patrick, W.C. Tue . "Spent-Fuel Test - Climax: An evaluation of the technical feasibility of geologic storage of spent nuclear fuel in granite: Executive summary of final results". United States. doi:10.2172/60116. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/60116.
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year = {Tue Sep 02 00:00:00 EDT 1986},
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