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Title: Evaluating the Long-Term Safety of a Repository at Yucca Mountain

Regulations require that the repository be evaluated for its health and safety effects for 10,000 years for the Site Recommendation process. Regulations also require potential impacts to be evaluated more »for up to a million years in an Environmental Impact Statement. The Yucca Mountain Project is in the midst of the Site Recommendation process. The Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) that supports the Site Recommendation evaluated safety for these required periods of time. Results showed it likely that a repository at this site could meet the licensing requirements promulgated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The TSPA is the tool that integrates the results of many years of scientific investigations with design information to allow evaluations of potential far-future impacts of building a Yucca Mountain repository. Knowledge created in several branches of physics is part of the scientific basis of the TSPA that supports the Site Recommendation process.« less
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Title: Evaluating the Long-Term Safety of a Repository at Yucca Mountain
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Publication Date: 2002-07-17
OSTI Identifier: 1015627
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1202036
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on July 17, 2002
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES ; DESIGN ; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS ; LICENSING ; PERFORMANCE ; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL ; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES ; RECOMMENDATIONS ; REGULATIONS ; SAFETY ; SAFETY ANALYSIS ; YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:17:28
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27