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Title: Development of the Performance Confirmation Program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Abstract

The Yucca Mountain Performance Confirmation program consists of tests, monitoring activities, experiments, and analyses to evaluate the adequacy of assumptions, data, and analyses that form the basis of the conceptual and numerical models of flow and transport associated with a proposed radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Performance Confirmation program uses an eight-stage risk-informed, performance-based approach. Selection of the Performance Confirmation activities (a parameter and a test method) for inclusion in the Performance Confirmation program was done using a risk-informed performance-based decision analysis. The result of this analysis and review was a Performance Confirmation base portfolio that consists of 20 activities. The 20 Performance Confirmation activities include geologic, hydrologic, and construction/engineering testing. Several of the activities were initiated during site characterization and are ongoing. Others activities will commence during construction and/or post emplacement and will continue until repository closure.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
893878
Report Number(s):
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MOL.20060425.0184, DC# 47436; TRN: US0606184
DOE Contract Number:  
NA
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONSTRUCTION; MONITORING; PERFORMANCE; POSITIONING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; TESTING; TRANSPORT; YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Citation Formats

G.D. LeCain, R. Snell, D. Barr, S.W. Goodin, D. Weaver, and F.D. Hansen. Development of the Performance Confirmation Program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/893878.
G.D. LeCain, R. Snell, D. Barr, S.W. Goodin, D. Weaver, & F.D. Hansen. Development of the Performance Confirmation Program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. United States. doi:10.2172/893878.
G.D. LeCain, R. Snell, D. Barr, S.W. Goodin, D. Weaver, and F.D. Hansen. Fri . "Development of the Performance Confirmation Program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada". United States. doi:10.2172/893878. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/893878.
@article{osti_893878,
title = {Development of the Performance Confirmation Program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada},
author = {G.D. LeCain and R. Snell and D. Barr and S.W. Goodin and D. Weaver and F.D. Hansen},
abstractNote = {The Yucca Mountain Performance Confirmation program consists of tests, monitoring activities, experiments, and analyses to evaluate the adequacy of assumptions, data, and analyses that form the basis of the conceptual and numerical models of flow and transport associated with a proposed radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Performance Confirmation program uses an eight-stage risk-informed, performance-based approach. Selection of the Performance Confirmation activities (a parameter and a test method) for inclusion in the Performance Confirmation program was done using a risk-informed performance-based decision analysis. The result of this analysis and review was a Performance Confirmation base portfolio that consists of 20 activities. The 20 Performance Confirmation activities include geologic, hydrologic, and construction/engineering testing. Several of the activities were initiated during site characterization and are ongoing. Others activities will commence during construction and/or post emplacement and will continue until repository closure.},
doi = {10.2172/893878},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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