Award Date

5-13-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Environmental Studies (MES)

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

Carla Sanda-Content Advisor

Number of Pages

40

Abstract

The Department of Energy has set forth a proposal to use an Alternative Landfill Design (ALD) for the Mixed Low Level Waste disposal facility, in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site in place of a traditional engineered liner for the facility. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the impasse between the DOE and the State of Nevada regarding the proposal of placing a traditional liner versus the alternative landfill design, using a case study method to provide recommendations to policy makers and the NTS CAB. This project used secondary data to evaluate, and determine the effectiveness of the ALD.

Keywords

Department of Energy (DOE); Low-level nuclear waste; Nevada Test Site (NTS); Nuclear waste storage; Yucca Mountain

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Public Administration

Language

English


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