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Title: Site characterization progress report: Yucca Mountain, Nevada, October 1, 1993--March 31, 1994

This report is the tenth in a series issued at intervals of approximately six months during site characterization of Yucca Mountain as a possible site for a geologic repository for the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Also included in this report are descriptions of activities such as public outreach and international programs that are not formally part of the site characterization process. Information on these activities is provided to report on all aspects of the Yucca Mountain studies. The Executive Summary is intended to provide a summary of major decisions, activities, accomplishments, and issues of interest during the reporting period. Chapter 1, Introduction, provides background information to assist the reader in understanding the current status of the program. Chapter 2 provides specific detailed discussions of activities conducted during the current reporting period and has two major divisions. Section 2.1, Preparatory Activities, provides information on select preparatory activities necessary to conduct site characterization and design activities. Sections 2.2 through 2.8 provide specific details on studies and activities conducted during the reporting period and follow the original structure of the Department`s 1988 Site Characterization Plan. Chapter 3 contains the current summary schedule, while Chapter 4 provides amore » description of the program outreach, including activities during the reporting period, in both the international program and public outreach. Chapter 5 presents an epilogue of significant events that occurred after the end of the reporting period.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
145576
Report Number(s):
DOE/RW-0450
ON: TI95001712; TRN: 94:021252
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1994
Research Org:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; PROGRESS REPORT; SHAFT EXCAVATIONS; GEOCHEMISTRY; HYDROLOGY; PACKAGING; DESIGN; TUFF; Yucca Mountain Project