Previous studies by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) quantified 36Cl/Cl to test for the presence of fast pathways at the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste repository. The goal of these studies was to determine whether or not fluids containing bomb-pulse 36Cl/Cl traveled along fast travel pathways and reached the repository horizon, however, the two groups followed somewhat different procedures and produced conflicting results. The objective of this study is to attempt to determine the cause of the conflicting results and to obtain additional data to determine whether or not there are bomb-pulse isotopes at the repository horizon.
Chlorine; Nevada – Nevada Test Site; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Nuclear weapons; Radioactive pollution; Radioactive waste repositories
Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Sciences | Nuclear Engineering
Stetzenbach, K. J.,
Smiecinski, A. J.
Bomb-pulse chlorine-36 at the proposed yucca mountain repository horizon: an investigation of previous conflicting results and collection of new data.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/110