Motivation: Why Study of Unsaturated Zone?
The unsaturated zone (UZ), where the proposed repository would be located, acts as a critical natural barrier by delaying the arrival of radionuclides at the saturated zone and by reducing radionuclide concentrations in groundwater through dispersion and dilution
Quantitative prediction of radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone becomes critical for performance assessment and design of the proposed repository of the Yucca Mountain Project
Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Radioactive waste repositories; Radioisotopes – Migration; Zone of aeration; Water table
Earth Sciences | Hydrology | Tectonics and Structure
Geostatistical and stochastic study of radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain.
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