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Title: Radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository and associated complementary cumulative distribution functions in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

The following topics related to radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are presented (1) mathematical description of models, (2) uncertainty and sensitivity analysis results arising from subjective (i.e., epistemic) uncertainty for individual releases, (3) construction of complementary cumulative distribution functions (CCDFs) arising from stochastic (i.e., aleatory) uncertainty, and (4) uncertainty and sensitivity analysis results for CCDFs. The presented results indicate that no releases to the accessible environment take place due to radionuclide movement through the anhydrite marker beds, through the Dewey Lake Red Beds or directly to the surface, and also that the releases to the Culebra Dolomite are small. Even when the effects of uncertain analysis inputs are taken into account, the CCDFs for release to the Culebra Dolomite fall to the left of the boundary line specified in the US Environmental Protection Agency's standard for the geologic disposal of radioactive waste (40 CFR 191, 40 CFR 194).

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755478
Report Number(s):
SAND99-1887J
TRN: US0003610
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue); PBD: 22 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; WIPP; PERFORMANCE; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; DATA COVARIANCES; RISK ASSESSMENT; ALEATORY UNCERTAINTY; COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION; EPISTEMIC UNCERTAINTY; LATIN HYPERCUBE SAMPLING; MONTE CARLO; PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE; RISK; RADIONUCLIDE TRANSPORT; STOCHASTIC UNCERTAINTY; SUBJECTIVE UNCERTAINTY; TRANSURANIC WASTE; WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT; 40 CFR 191; 40 CFR 194

Citation Formats

STOCKMAN,CHRISTINE T., GARNER,J.W., HELTON,JON CRAIG, JOHNSON,JAY DEAN, SHINTA,A., and SMITH,L.N. Radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository and associated complementary cumulative distribution functions in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00039-9.
STOCKMAN,CHRISTINE T., GARNER,J.W., HELTON,JON CRAIG, JOHNSON,JAY DEAN, SHINTA,A., & SMITH,L.N. Radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository and associated complementary cumulative distribution functions in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00039-9.
STOCKMAN,CHRISTINE T., GARNER,J.W., HELTON,JON CRAIG, JOHNSON,JAY DEAN, SHINTA,A., and SMITH,L.N. Mon . "Radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository and associated complementary cumulative distribution functions in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00039-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755478.
@article{osti_755478,
title = {Radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository and associated complementary cumulative distribution functions in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant},
author = {STOCKMAN,CHRISTINE T. and GARNER,J.W. and HELTON,JON CRAIG and JOHNSON,JAY DEAN and SHINTA,A. and SMITH,L.N.},
abstractNote = {The following topics related to radionuclide transport in the vicinity of the repository in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are presented (1) mathematical description of models, (2) uncertainty and sensitivity analysis results arising from subjective (i.e., epistemic) uncertainty for individual releases, (3) construction of complementary cumulative distribution functions (CCDFs) arising from stochastic (i.e., aleatory) uncertainty, and (4) uncertainty and sensitivity analysis results for CCDFs. The presented results indicate that no releases to the accessible environment take place due to radionuclide movement through the anhydrite marker beds, through the Dewey Lake Red Beds or directly to the surface, and also that the releases to the Culebra Dolomite are small. Even when the effects of uncertain analysis inputs are taken into account, the CCDFs for release to the Culebra Dolomite fall to the left of the boundary line specified in the US Environmental Protection Agency's standard for the geologic disposal of radioactive waste (40 CFR 191, 40 CFR 194).},
doi = {10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00039-9},
journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}