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Background Information Document

Yucca Mountain Standards

Yucca Mountain Standards

Below is a list of the major segments of the "Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, NV: Background Information Document for 40 CFR Part 197" [EPA 402-R-01-004], which are linked to the text.

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Chapter Title
  Cover (PDF)(1 pg, 428K)
  Table of Contents (PDF) (21 pp, 262.24K)
  Executive Summary (PDF) (47 pp, 413.27K)
1 Introduction (PDF) (27 pp, 231.72K)
2 History of Radiation Protection in the United States and Current Regulations (PDF) (31 pp, 287.31K)
3 Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste Disposal Programs in Other Countries (PDF) (35 pp, 321.78K)
4 U.S. Programs for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste and the Evaluation of Yucca Mountain (PDF) (12 pp, 174.57K)
5 Quantities, Sources, and Characteristics of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste in the United States (PDF) (17 pp, 268.17K)
6 Dose and Risk Estimation (PDF) (14 pp, 181.84K)
7 Current Information Concerning a Potential Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain * (See note below) Pages:
8 Radiological Pathways Through the Biosphere (PDF) (107 pp, 2,559 K)
9 Yucca Mountain Exposure Scenarios and Compliance Assessment Issues (PDF) (32 pp, 322.97K)
10 Radiological Risks for Deep Geological Disposal and Surface Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel (PDF) (26 pp, 277.43K)
  Glossary (PDF) (13 pp, 174.14K)
Appendices Title
I Demography and Ecosystems (PDF) (23 pp, 388.99K)
II Radionuclide Exposures to Persons in the Vicinity of the Nevada Test Site/ Yucca Mountain Site (PDF) (19 pp, 239.51K)
III Soil Types Found in the Yucca Mountain Area (PDF) (2 pp, 191.4K)
IV Well Drilling and Pumping Costs (PDF) (4 pp, 225.16K)
V New and Unusual Farming Practices (PDF) (20, 561.69K)
VI Current Information Regarding Ground-Water Flow and Radionuclide Transport in the Unsaturated and Saturated Zones (PDF) (177 pp, 848.36K)
* Please note that Figure 7-27, Potentiometric Surface in the Amargosa Desert, in this version, is a slightly different format that the one appearing in the BID placed in the docket. has been replaced with an equivalent version that is more easily viewed on the Web and reproduced in printed copies.

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