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Title: From science to compliance: Geomechanics studies of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

Mechanical and hydrological properties of salt provide excellent bases for geological isolation of hazardous materials. Regulatory certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) testifies to the nearly ideal characteristics of bedded salt deposits in southeast New Mexico. The WIPP history includes decades of testing and scientific investigations, which have resulted in a comprehensive understanding of salt's mechanical deformational and hydrological properties over an applicable range of stresses and temperatures. Comprehensive evaluation of salt's favorable characteristics helped demonstrate regulatory compliance and ensure isolation of radioactive waste placed in a salt geological setting.

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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:
756400
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-0598C
TRN: US0003818
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8th World Salt Symposium, Hague (NL), 05/07/2000--05/11/2000; Other Information: PBD: 5 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; WIPP; ROCK MECHANICS; HYDROLOGY; SALT DEPOSITS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL

Citation Formats

HANSEN,FRANCIS D. From science to compliance: Geomechanics studies of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
HANSEN,FRANCIS D. From science to compliance: Geomechanics studies of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States.
HANSEN,FRANCIS D. Mon . "From science to compliance: Geomechanics studies of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756400.
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abstractNote = {Mechanical and hydrological properties of salt provide excellent bases for geological isolation of hazardous materials. Regulatory certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) testifies to the nearly ideal characteristics of bedded salt deposits in southeast New Mexico. The WIPP history includes decades of testing and scientific investigations, which have resulted in a comprehensive understanding of salt's mechanical deformational and hydrological properties over an applicable range of stresses and temperatures. Comprehensive evaluation of salt's favorable characteristics helped demonstrate regulatory compliance and ensure isolation of radioactive waste placed in a salt geological setting.},
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