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Title: Coupled Environmental Processes and Long-term Performance of Landfill Covers in the northern Mojave Desert

Abstract

Evapotransiration (ET) covers have gained widespread acceptance as a closure feature for waste disposal sites, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions of the southwestern U.S. But as landforms, ET covers are subject to change over time because of processes such as pedogenesis, hydrologic processes, vegetation establishment and change, and biological processes. To better understand the effects of coupled process changes to ET covers, a series of four primary analog sites in Yucca Flat on the Nevada Test Site, along with measurements and observations from other locations in the Mojave Desert, were selected to evaluate changes in ET covers over time. The analog sites, of varying ages, were selected to address changes in the early post-institutional control period, the 1,000-year compliance period for disposal of low-level and mixed low-level waste, and the 10,000-year compliance period for transuranic waste sites.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Desert Research Institute, University and Community College System of Nevada (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
823818
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/13609-32; DRI Pub. No. 45203
TRN: US0401813
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-00NV13609
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 May 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DESERTS; GEOMORPHOLOGY; NEVADA TEST SITE; PERFORMANCE; SANITARY LANDFILLS; WASTE DISPOSAL; COVERINGS; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES

Citation Formats

David Shafer, Michael Young, Stephen Zitzer, Eric McDonald, and Todd Caldwell. Coupled Environmental Processes and Long-term Performance of Landfill Covers in the northern Mojave Desert. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/823818.
David Shafer, Michael Young, Stephen Zitzer, Eric McDonald, & Todd Caldwell. Coupled Environmental Processes and Long-term Performance of Landfill Covers in the northern Mojave Desert. United States. doi:10.2172/823818.
David Shafer, Michael Young, Stephen Zitzer, Eric McDonald, and Todd Caldwell. Wed . "Coupled Environmental Processes and Long-term Performance of Landfill Covers in the northern Mojave Desert". United States. doi:10.2172/823818. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/823818.
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author = {David Shafer and Michael Young and Stephen Zitzer and Eric McDonald and Todd Caldwell},
abstractNote = {Evapotransiration (ET) covers have gained widespread acceptance as a closure feature for waste disposal sites, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions of the southwestern U.S. But as landforms, ET covers are subject to change over time because of processes such as pedogenesis, hydrologic processes, vegetation establishment and change, and biological processes. To better understand the effects of coupled process changes to ET covers, a series of four primary analog sites in Yucca Flat on the Nevada Test Site, along with measurements and observations from other locations in the Mojave Desert, were selected to evaluate changes in ET covers over time. The analog sites, of varying ages, were selected to address changes in the early post-institutional control period, the 1,000-year compliance period for disposal of low-level and mixed low-level waste, and the 10,000-year compliance period for transuranic waste sites.},
doi = {10.2172/823818},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Wed May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
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