The objective of this study is to predict radionuclide solute transport process in the saturated zone below the Yucca Mountain project area. Based on a stochastic perturbation approach, a numerical method of moments has been developed and used to predict the mean, variance and upper bound of the radionuclide mass flux through a control plane 5-km downstream of the footprint of the repository. This study enhances the analysis of the effect of medium’s heterogeneity on solute transport prediction, especially on prediction uncertainty.
Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Radioactive pollution of water – Prevention; Radioactive wastes – Storage; Radioisotopes – Migration
Earth Sciences | Hydrology
Semi-analytical stochastic study of radionuclide transport in the saturated zone below Yucca Mountain.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/45