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Title: Site characterization report for the basalt waste isolation project. Volume III

The reference location for a repository in basalt for the terminal storage of nuclear wastes on the Hanford Site and the candidate horizons within this reference repository location have been identified and the preliminary characterization work in support of the site screening process has been completed. Fifteen technical questions regarding the qualification of the site were identified to be addressed during the detailed site characterization phase of the US Department of Energy-National Waste Terminal Storage Program site selection process. Resolution of these questions will be provided in the final site characterization progress report, currently planned to be issued in 1987, and in the safety analysis report to be submitted with the License Application. The additional information needed to resolve these questions and the plans for obtaining the information have been identified. This Site Characterization Report documents the results of the site screening process, the preliminary site characterization data, the technical issues that need to be addressed, and the plans for resolving these issues. Volume 3 contains chapters 13 through 19: site issues and plans; geoengineering and repository design issues and plans; waste package and site geochemistry issues and plans; performance-assessment issues and plans; site characterization program; quality assurance; and identificationmore » of alternate sites.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5870671
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL-82-3-Vol.3
ON: DE83017077
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-77RL01030
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Rockwell International Corp., Richland, WA (USA). Rockwell Hanford Operations
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SITE SELECTION; SITE SURVEYS; AIR QUALITY; BASALT; DECISION MAKING; GEOCHEMISTRY; GEOLOGY; HYDROLOGY; LAND USE; METEOROLOGY; PACKAGING; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; CHEMISTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; IGNEOUS ROCKS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ROCKS; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VOLCANIC ROCKS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 510500 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989); 580100 -- Geology & Hydrology-- (-1989); 580300 -- Mineralogy, Petrology, & Rock Mechanics-- (-1989); 580400 -- Geochemistry-- (-1989); 530100 -- Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies-- Social & Economic Studies-- (-1989)