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Uncertainty underground [electronic resource] : Yucca Mountain and the nation's high-level nuclear waste / edited by Allison M. Macfarlane and Rodney C. Ewing.

Contributor(s): Macfarlane, Allison | Ewing, Rodney C.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 431 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780262278782 (electronic bk.); 0262278782 (electronic bk.); 1423774493 (electronic bk.); 9781423774495 (electronic bk.); 0262134624 (alk. paper); 9780262134620 (alk. paper); 0262633329 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780262633321 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): 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 | Electronic books | D�echets radioactifs -- �Elimination dans le sol -- Nevada -- Yucca, Mont | D�ep�ots de d�echets radioactifs -- Nevada -- Yucca, Mont -- �Evaluation | G�eologie -- Nevada -- Yucca, R�egion du mont | D�echets radioactifs -- �Elimination -- Politique gouvernementale -- �Etats-Unis | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Waste Management | Radioactief afval | Ondergrondse opslag | Geologie | OverheidsbeleidGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Uncertainty underground.DDC classification: 363.72/890979334 Other classification: 57.60 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction / Allison M. Macfarlane Rodney C. Ewing -- Policy -- Nuclear waste story : setting the stage / Thomas A. Cotton -- Regulating the geologic disposal of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain / William M. Murphy -- Performance assessment : what is it and why is it done? / Chris Whipple -- Performance assessments : are they necessary or sufficient? / Rodney C. Ewing -- Technical policy decision making in siting a high-level nuclear waste repository / Allison M. Macfarlane.
Science and technology -- Earth science -- The mountain matters / David Applegate -- Volcanism : the continuing saga / Bruce M. Crowe, Greg A. Valentine, Grank V. Perry, Paul K. Black -- Climate change at Yucca Mountain : lessons from earth history / MaryLynn Musgrove Daniel P. Schrag -- Hydrology -- Hot upwelling water : did it really invade Yucca Mountain? / Nicholas S.F. Wilson Jean S. Cline -- Water and radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone / June Fabryka-Martin, Alan Flint, Arend Meijer, Gilles Bussod -- Colloidal transport of radionuclides / Annie B. Kersting -- The importance of mineralogy at Yucca Mountain / David L. Bish, J. William Carey, Steve J. Chipera, David T. Vaniman -- Contaminant transport in the saturated zone at Yucca Mountain / Lynn W. Gelhar -- Thermohydrology -- Thermohydrologic effects and interactions / G.S. Bodvarsson -- near field at Yucca Mountain : effects of coupled processes on nuclear waste isolation / William M. Murphy -- Waste package behavior -- Waste package corrosion / David W. Shoesmith -- Drip shield and backfill / David Stahl -- Waste forms -- Zircaloy cladding / Eric R. Siegmann -- Spent fuel / Jordi Bruno Esther Cera -- Glass / Werner Lutze -- Storing waste in ceramic / WiIliam L. Bourcier Kurt Sickafus.
Coping with uncertainty -- The path to Yucca Mountain and beyond / Luther J. Carter -- Uncertainty, models, and the way forward in nuclear waste disposal / Allison M. Macfarlane -- Index.
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Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- 1. Introduction / Allison M. Macfarlane and Rodney C. Ewing -- pt. 1. Policy -- 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.

pt. 2. Science and technology -- 1. Earth science -- 7. The mountain matters / David Applegate -- 8. Volcanism : the continuing saga / Bruce M. Crowe, Greg A. Valentine, Grank V. Perry, and Paul K. Black -- 9. Climate change at Yucca Mountain : lessons from earth history / MaryLynn Musgrove and Daniel P. Schrag -- 2. Hydrology -- 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 -- 3. Thermohydrology -- 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 -- 4. Waste package behavior -- 17. Waste package corrosion / David W. Shoesmith -- 18. Drip shield and backfill / David Stahl -- 5. Waste forms -- 19. Zircaloy cladding / Eric R. Siegmann -- 20. Spent fuel / Jordi Bruno and Esther Cera -- 21. Glass / Werner Lutze -- 22. Storing waste in ceramic / WiIliam L. Bourcier and Kurt Sickafus.

pt. 3. Coping with uncertainty -- 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 -- Index.

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