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Title: Effects of various radiation source characteristics on shielding requirements at the potential Yucca Mountain repository

This radiation shielding study provides dose rate information that can be used to estimate required shielding thicknesses for different repository configurations, including various hot cells and vaults in the waste-handling building, the boreholes in the underground emplacement area, and the transfer casks. The study determines gamma and neutron source strengths for various waste types and source geometries representative of conditions at the repository and determines dose rates as a function of shielding thickness for selected materials.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
138379
Report Number(s):
SAND--89-7008
ON: DE92010359; TRN: 92:014311
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Feb 1992
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SHIELDING; GAMMA DETECTION; C CODES; NEUTRON DETECTION; A CODES; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; COMPILED DATA; RADIATION PROTECTION; DOSE RATES; HOT CELLS; BOREHOLES; CONCRETES; WASTE FORMS; GAMMA SOURCES; NEUTRON SOURCES; ATTENUATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; SOURCE TERMS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; CONTAINERS; Yucca Mountain Project