Us Geological Survey Research In Radioactive Waste Disposal Fiscal Year 1982

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Book Description: The objective is to determine present and past hydrologic regimes of the Nevada Test Site and vicinity in order to predict the potential for ground-water transport of radioactive waste from a proposed repository in Yucca Mountain to the accessible environment. Test drilling and hydraulic testing are being conducted in both the saturated and unsaturated zones to characterize in detail the hydrologic regimes of the Yucca Mountain area. Results will be used to interpret potential ground-water flow pathways and bulk hydrogeologic properties of unsaturated and saturated rocks, and to obtain information on the chemistry and age of the ground water. Progress is reported. 1 ref.