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Selection of Barrier Metals for a Waste Package in Tuff*

  • E. W. yyRussell (a1), R. D. McCright (a1) and W. C. O'Neal (a1)


The Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) project under the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program is planning a repository at Yucca Mountain at the Nevada Test Site for isolation of high-level nuclear waste. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing designs for an engineered barrier system containing several barriers such as the waste form, a canister and/or an overpack, packing, and near field host rock. In this paper we address the selection of metal containment barriers.



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Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract number W-7405-ENG-48.



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Selection of Barrier Metals for a Waste Package in Tuff*

  • E. W. yyRussell (a1), R. D. McCright (a1) and W. C. O'Neal (a1)


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