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

Robert A. Levich and John S. Stuckless
Yucca Mountain, Nevada; a proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste (in The geology and climatology of Yucca Mountain and vicinity southern Nevada and California, John S. Stuckless (editor) and Robert A. Levich (editor))
Memoir - Geological Society of America (2007) 199: 1-7

Abstract

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.


ISSN: 0072-1069
Coden: GSAMAQ
Serial Title: Memoir - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 199
Title: Yucca Mountain, Nevada; a proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste
Title: The geology and climatology of Yucca Mountain and vicinity southern Nevada and California
Author(s): Levich, Robert A.Stuckless, John S.
Author(s): Stuckless, John S.editor
Author(s): Levich, Robert A.editor
Affiliation: U. S. Department of Energy, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States
Pages: 1-7
Published: 2007
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-1199-7
References: 40
Accession Number: 2007-110765
Categories: Environmental geologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: sketch map
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Secondary Affiliation: U. S. Department of Energy, USA, United StatesU. S. Geological Survey, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200746
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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