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Title: BIOSPHERE MODELING AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA

Abstract

The objectives of the biosphere modeling efforts are to assess how radionuclides potentially released from the proposed repository could be transported through a variety of environmental media. The study of these transport mechanisms, referred to as pathways, is critical in calculating the potential radiation dose to man. Since most of the existing and pending regulations applicable to the Project are radiation dose based standards, the biosphere modeling effort will provide crucial technical input to support the Viability Assessment (VA), the Working Draft of License Application (WDLA), and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In 1982, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) was enacted into law. This federal law, which was amended in 1987, addresses the national issue of geologic disposal of high-level nuclear waste generated by commercial nuclear power plants, as well as defense programs during the past few decades. As required by the law, the Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a site characterization project at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, approximately 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, to determine if the site is suitable for the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
776317
Report Number(s):
MOL.19980213.0479
TRN: US0702862
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC01-91RW00134
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; BIOSPHERE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; LICENSE APPLICATIONS; NEVADA; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; REGULATIONS; SIMULATION; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; TRANSPORT; VIABILITY; YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Citation Formats

Liu, Ning, Tappen, Jeffery J., Wu, De, and Tung, Chao-Hsiung. BIOSPHERE MODELING AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/776317.
Liu, Ning, Tappen, Jeffery J., Wu, De, & Tung, Chao-Hsiung. BIOSPHERE MODELING AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA. United States. doi:10.2172/776317.
Liu, Ning, Tappen, Jeffery J., Wu, De, and Tung, Chao-Hsiung. Wed . "BIOSPHERE MODELING AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA". United States. doi:10.2172/776317. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/776317.
@article{osti_776317,
title = {BIOSPHERE MODELING AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA},
author = {Liu, Ning and Tappen, Jeffery J. and Wu, De and Tung, Chao-Hsiung},
abstractNote = {The objectives of the biosphere modeling efforts are to assess how radionuclides potentially released from the proposed repository could be transported through a variety of environmental media. The study of these transport mechanisms, referred to as pathways, is critical in calculating the potential radiation dose to man. Since most of the existing and pending regulations applicable to the Project are radiation dose based standards, the biosphere modeling effort will provide crucial technical input to support the Viability Assessment (VA), the Working Draft of License Application (WDLA), and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In 1982, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) was enacted into law. This federal law, which was amended in 1987, addresses the national issue of geologic disposal of high-level nuclear waste generated by commercial nuclear power plants, as well as defense programs during the past few decades. As required by the law, the Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting a site characterization project at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, approximately 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, to determine if the site is suitable for the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository.},
doi = {10.2172/776317},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Wed Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 1998}
}

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