Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
Carla Sanda-Content Advisor
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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.
Department of Energy (DOE); Low-level nuclear waste; Nevada Test Site (NTS); Nuclear waste storage; Yucca Mountain
Environmental Sciences | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Public Administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hart, Deborah, "Study examining a DOE proposal to dispose of mixed low level waste at the Nevada test site using an alternative landfill design" (2005). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 211.
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