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Title: Assessing microbiologically induced corrosion of waste package materials in the Yucca Mountain repository

The contribution of bacterial activities to corrosion of nuclear waste package materials must be determined to predict the adequacy of containment for a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain (YM), NV. The program to evaluate potential microbially induced corrosion (MIC) of candidate waste container materials includes characterization of bacteria in the post-construction YM environment, determination of their required growth conditions and growth rates, quantitative assessment of the biochemical contribution to metal corrosion, and evaluation of overall MIC rates on candidate waste package materials.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
289885
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC--130567; CONF-980520--
ON: DE98057861
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. international conference on nuclear engineering, San Diego, CA (United States), 10-15 May 1998; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 1998
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BACTERIA; CORROSION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; CONTAINERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; METALS