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Title: Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests.

Abstract

The saturated alluvium located south of Yucca Mountain, Nevada is expected to serve as the final barrier to radionuclide transport from the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The alluvium will act as a barrier if radionuclides breach the engineered barriers in the repository, move through the unsaturated zone beneath the repository to the water table, and then migrate through saturated volcanic tuffs to the alluvium. Three single-well injection-withdrawal tracer tests were conducted between December 2000 and April 2001 in the saturated alluviuni at NC-EWDP-19D1, a Nye County-Early Warning Drilling Program well located about 18 km south of Yucca Mountain. The tests had the objectives of (1) distinguishing between a single- and a dual-porosity conceptual radionuclide transport model for the alluvium, and (2) obtaining estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]; ; ;
  1. (Paul William)
  2. (Robert)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
976343
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-02-5778
TRN: US1006879
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Submitted to: 2003 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, March 30 - April 2, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DRILLING; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MANAGEMENT; NEVADA; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOISOTOPES; TRANSPORT; VELOCITY; WATER TABLES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; ALLUVIAL DEPOSITS; GROUND WATER

Citation Formats

Reimus, P. W., Umari M. J., Roback, R., Earle, John,, Darnell Jon, and Farnham, Irene. Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests.. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Reimus, P. W., Umari M. J., Roback, R., Earle, John,, Darnell Jon, & Farnham, Irene. Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests.. United States.
Reimus, P. W., Umari M. J., Roback, R., Earle, John,, Darnell Jon, and Farnham, Irene. Tue . "Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/976343.
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title = {Estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium south of Yucca Mountain from single-well tracer tests.},
author = {Reimus, P. W. and Umari M. J. and Roback, R. and Earle, John, and Darnell Jon and Farnham, Irene},
abstractNote = {The saturated alluvium located south of Yucca Mountain, Nevada is expected to serve as the final barrier to radionuclide transport from the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The alluvium will act as a barrier if radionuclides breach the engineered barriers in the repository, move through the unsaturated zone beneath the repository to the water table, and then migrate through saturated volcanic tuffs to the alluvium. Three single-well injection-withdrawal tracer tests were conducted between December 2000 and April 2001 in the saturated alluviuni at NC-EWDP-19D1, a Nye County-Early Warning Drilling Program well located about 18 km south of Yucca Mountain. The tests had the objectives of (1) distinguishing between a single- and a dual-porosity conceptual radionuclide transport model for the alluvium, and (2) obtaining estimates of ambient groundwater velocity in the alluvium.},
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