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Case for retrievable high-level nuclear waste disposal

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Abstract

Plans for the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository have called for permanently closing and sealing the repository soon after it is filled. However, the hydrologic environment of the proposed site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, should allow the repository to be kept open and the waste retrievable indefinitely. This would allow direct monitoring of the repository and maintain the options for future generations to improve upon the disposal methods or use the uranium in the spent fuel as an energy resource.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Case for retrievable high-level nuclear waste disposal
Volume
3
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
High Level Radioactive Waste Management - Proceedings of the Annual International Conference
First page:
1774
Last page:
1781
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management. Part 3 (of 4)
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Conference Date:
22 May 1994 through 26 May 1994