Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Heat from radionuclide decay causes coupled thermal (T), hydrological (H), chemical (C), and mechanical (M) processes in the rock mass. These coupled processes impact the ability of a repository to isolate waste by affecting water seepage into waste-emplacement drifts and by affecting radionuclide transport. The U.S. Department of Energy's Thermal Testing Program at the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, began in the mid-1990s and consisted of three large-scale in situ thermal tests. Although in 2010, the U.S. government decided to pursue alternative solutions to geologic disposal of radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, the work reported throughout...

You do not currently have access to this chapter.

Figures & Tables




Citing Books via

Related Articles
Related Book Content
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal