NRC High-Level Radioactive Waste Program Annual Progress Report, Fiscal Year 1996
San Antonio, TX: Southwest Research Institute, 1996. First? Edition. First? Printing. Approx. 250, wraps, illus., references, ink name on front cover, covers somewhat worn and soiled. NUREG/CR-6513, No. 1 CNWRA 96-OIA. Prepared for Division of Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. This annual status report for fiscal year 1996 documents technical work performed on ten key technical issues that are most important to performance of the proposed geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. The programmatic aspects of restructuring the NRC repository program in terms of key technical issues is discussed and a brief summary of work accomplished is provided in the first chapter. The remaining 10 chapters provide a comprehensive summary of other work in each key technical issue area. Discussions on probablility of future volcanic activity and its consequences, impacts of structural deformation and seismicity, the nature of the near-field environment and its effects on container life and source term, flow and transport including effects of thermal loading, aspects of repository design, estimates of system performance, and activities related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standard are provided. Condition: good.
Keywords: Yucca Mountain, Radioactive Waste, Environment, Volcanic, Seismicity, Nuclear Power, Thermal Loading