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Title: Geotechnical characterization of the North Ramp of the Exploratory Studies Facility: Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project. Volume 1, Data summary

This report presents the results of geological and geotechnical characterization of the Miocene volcanic tuff rocks of the Timber Mountain and Paintbrush groups that the tunnel boring machine will encounter during excavation of the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) North Ramp. The is being constructed by the DOE as part of the Yucca Mountain Project site characterization activities. The purpose of these activities is to evaluate the feasibility of locating a potential high-level nuclear waste repository on lands adjacent to the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada. This report was prepared as part of the Soil and Rock Properties Studies in accordance with the 8.3.1.14.2 Study Plan. This report is volume 1 of the data summary.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Agapito Associates, Inc., Grand Junction, CO (United States)
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
88830
Report Number(s):
SAND-95-0488/1
ON: DE95015011; TRN: 95:017775
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1995
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; TUFF; GEOLOGY; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; SOILS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; ROCKS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; BOREHOLES; COMPILED DATA; Yucca Mountain Project