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Yucca Mountain, Nevada - A proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste

Memoir of the Geological Society of America

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DOI: 10.1130/2007.1199(01)

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Yucca Mountain in Nevada represents the proposed solution to what has been a lengthy national effort to dispose of high-level radioactive waste, waste which must be isolated from the biosphere for tens of thousands of years. This chapter reviews the background of that national effort and includes some discussion of international work in order to provide a more complete framework for the problem of waste disposal. Other chapters provide the regional geologic setting, the geology of the Yucca Mountain site, the tectonics, and climate (past, present, and future). These last two chapters are integral to prediction of long-term waste isolation. ?? 2007 Geological Society of America. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Yucca Mountain, Nevada - A proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste
Series title:
Memoir of the Geological Society of America
DOI:
10.1130/2007.1199(01)
Volume
199
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1
Last page:
7
Number of Pages:
7