The overall goal of this study is to investigate the phenomena that affect the fate and transport of radionuclides in the environment. The objective of this task, “Characterization of Microbial Activity”, is to develop a molecular biological method for the characterization of the microbial population indigenous to the Yucca Mountain Project site, with emphasis in detection and measurement of species or groups of microorganisms that could be involved in actinide and/or metal reduction, and subsurface transport. Subtasks consist of QA planning and preparation, and literature review. This task is part of a cooperative agreement between the UNLV Research Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy (#DE-FC28-04RW12237) titled “Yucca Mountain Groundwater Characterization”.
Actinide elements; Microbial ecology; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Radioisotopes – Migration; Oxidation-reduction reaction
Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Radiochemistry
Buttner, M. P.,
Stetzenbach, K. J.,
Luik, A. V.,
Smiecinski, A. J.
Characterization of Microbial Activity.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/119