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Title Uncertainty underground : Yucca Mountain and the nation's high-level nuclear waste / edited by Allison M. Macfarlane and Rodney C. Ewing
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]
©2006

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Description xxiii, 431 : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Introduction / Allison M. Macfarlane and Rodney C. Ewing -- 2. Nuclear waste story : setting the stage / Thomas A. Cotton -- 3. Regulating the geologic disposal of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain / William M. Murphy -- 4. Performance assessment : what is it and why is it done? / Chris Whipple -- 5. Performance assessments : are they necessary or sufficient? / Rodney C. Ewing -- 6. Technical policy decision making in siting a high-level nuclear waste repository / Allison M. Macfarlane -- 7. The mountain matters / David Applegate -- 8. Volcanism : the continuing saga / Bruce M. Crowe, Greg A. Valentine, Frank V. Perry and Paul K. Black -- 9. Climate change at Yucca Mountain : lessons from Earth history / MaryLynn Musgrove and Daniel P. Schrag -- 10. Hot upwelling water : did it really invade Yucca Mountain? / Nicholas S. F. Wilson and Jean S. Cline -- 11. Water and radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone / June Fabryka-Martin, Alan Flint, Arend Meijer and Gilles Bussod -- 12. Colloidal transport of radionuclides / Annie B. Kersting -- 13. The importance of mineralogy at Yucca Mountain / David L. Bish, J. William Carey, Steve J. Chipera and David T. Vaniman -- 14. Contaminant transport in the saturated zone at Yucca Mountain / Lynn W. Gelhar -- 15. Thermohydrologic effects and interactions / G. S. Bodvarsson -- 16. The near field at Yucca Mountain : effects of coupled processes on nuclear waste isolation / William M. Murphy -- 17. Waste package corrosion / David W. Shoesmith -- 18. Drip shield and backfill / David Stahl -- 19. Zircaloy cladding / Eric R. Siegmann -- 20. Spent fuel / Jordi Bruno and Esther Cera -- 21. Glass / Werner Lutze -- 22. Storing waste in ceramic / William L. Bourcier and Kurt Sickafus -- 23. The path to Yucca Mountain and beyond / Luther J. Carter -- 24. Uncertainty, models, and the way forward in nuclear waste disposal / Allison M. Macfarlane
Analysis United States
Radioactive wastes
Underground waste disposal
Siting of facilities
Geomorphology
Nuclear safeguards
Technical evaluation
Statistics
Overseas item
Yucca Mountain, Nevada (US)
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Radioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain.
Radioactive waste sites -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain -- Evaluation.
Geology -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain Region
Radioactive waste disposal -- Government policy -- United States.
Author Macfarlane, Allison.
Ewing, Rodney C.
LC no. 2005056218
ISBN 0262134624 alkaline paper
0262633329 paperback alkaline paper