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Development of the performance confirmation program at YUCCA mountain, nevada

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Abstract

The Yucca Mountain Performance Confirmation program consists of tests, monitoring activities, experiments, and analyses to evaluate the adequacy of assumptions, data, and analyses that form the basis of the conceptual and numerical models of flow and transport associated with a proposed radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The Performance Confirmation program uses an eight-stage risk-informed, performance-based approach. Selection of the Performance Confirmation activities for inclusion in the Performance Confirmation program was done using a risk-informed performance-based decision analysis. The result of this analysis was a Performance Confirmation base portfolio that consists of 20 activities. The 20 Performance Confirmation activities include geologic, hydrologie, and construction/engineering testing. Some of the activities began during site characterization, and others will begin during construction, or post emplacement, and continue until repository closure.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Development of the performance confirmation program at YUCCA mountain, nevada
ISBN:
0894486918; 9780894486913
Volume
2006
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM
First page:
1058
Last page:
1065
Conference Title:
11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Date:
30 April 2006 through 4 May 2006