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Geodesy and contemporary strain in the Yucca Mountain region, Nevada

Geodesy and contemporary strain in the Yucca Mountain region, Nevada

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services [distributor] in Denver, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geodesy -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain Region.,
  • Earth movements -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain Region.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W.R. Keefer ... [et al.] ; prepared in cooperation with the Nevada Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy (Interagency Agreement DE-AI08-92NV10874).
    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 97-383.
    ContributionsKeefer, William Richard, 1924-, Geological Survey (U.S.), United States. Dept. of Energy. Nevada Operations Office.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 15 p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17702597M

    Elevation surveys in Nevada along a line from Tonopah to Las Vegas that crosses the southern part of Crater Flat and Yucca Mountain suggest ± cm of subsidence of Crater Flat relative to Bare Mountain and Yucca Mountain over the last 75 years, based on three surveys from to (Gilmore and Carr, unpublished data). MOUNTAIN, NEVADA and Nuclear Waste! Yucca Mountain is located in Nevada, about an hour northwest of Las Vegas. It is in the desert, and the land it occupies includes public land, Nevada Test Site land, and Nellis Air Force Base land. However, all of this land is part of the Western Shoshone traditional homelands. If a dump is built at Yucca.

    Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, has been identified as a potential site for underground storage of high-level radioactive waste. This geologic map compilation, including all of Yucca Mountain and Crater Flat, most of the Calico Hills, western Jackass Flats, Little Skull Mountain, the Striped Hills, the Skeleton Hills, and the northeastern Amargosa Desert, portrays the geologic framework. Volcanism in the Yucca Mountain region of southern Nevada in the last 5 m.y. is restricted to moderate-to-small volumes of subalkaline basaltic magmas, produced during at least 6 intervals, and spanning an age range from Ma to about ka. Where paleomagnetic evidence is available, the period of volcanism at individual eruptive centers apparently was geologically short-lived, even where.

    Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, has been identified as a potential site for underground storage of high-level radioactive nuclear waste. Detailed bedrock geologic maps form an integral part of. Smith, 73, said the Nevada team also believes the government scientists erred by focusing only on volcanoes in the immediate region of Yucca Mountain and not looking at the potential that other.


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Geodesy and contemporary strain in the Yucca Mountain region, Nevada Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Geodesy and contemporary strain in the Yucca Mountain region, Nevada. [William R Keefer; Geological Survey (U.S.); United States.

Department of Energy. Nevada. physiographic features of the Yucca Mountain region. The study area is also shown as "site area" on figure 2. Modified from Carr and others,and Sawyer and others, 2 Geodesy and Contemporary Strain In the Yucca Mountain Region, NevadaAuthor: W.R.

Keefer, J.A. Coe, S.K. Pezzopane, W.C. Hunter. @article{osti_, title = {Geodesy and contemporary strain in the Yucca Mountain region, Nevada}, author = {Keefer, W R and Coe, J A and Pezzopane, S K and Hunter, W C}, abstractNote = {Geodetic surveys provide important information for estimating recent ground movement in support of seismotectonic investigations of the potential nuclear-waste storage site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Geodetic Monitoring at Yucca Mountain. The geodetic monitoring of the Yucca Mountain Nevada Region is a collaborative project between the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, the California Institute of Technology Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Radio and Geoastronomy Division.

Yucca Mountain. The Basin And Range GEodetic Network (BARGEN) continuous GPS network has been densified around Yucca Mountain, southern Nevada, to help produce seismic hazard estimates for the Geodesy and contemporary strain in the Yucca Mountain region nuclear waste facility.

The NGL has been processing data from this network since installation in May The Yucca Mountain region lies in the north-central part of the Basin and Range Physiographic Province, within the northernmost subprovince (commonly referred to as the Great Basin) that encompasses nearly all of Nevada as well as adjacent parts Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and southern margin of the Great Basin subprovince is considered to be the Garlock fault and its northeast.

The low strain rate (Savage et al.,p. ) and low seismicity levels (Rogers et al., ) in the Crater Flat domain suggest that Yucca Mountain is in a tectonic domain that may be isolated from zones of high strain rate to the west (the central Nevada seismic zone and the eastern California shear zone) and north (the intermountain.

The Nevada Geodetic Laboratory/Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is engaged in new and ongoing work on the Walker Lane in the western Great Basin of the United States. Mike Wolterbeek (UNR) summarized these efforts in a new Nevada Today magazine piece on new efforts and technologies that are being used to read the signs of active crustal.

Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada is more a ridge than a mountain. Created as deep volcanic tuff deposited by an extinct supervolcano (or caldera), it gradually rises from a height of 4, feet. [French, ]. Stations east of Yucca Mountain gener- ally receive times more precipitation than sta- tions west of the mountain [Winograd and Thordarson, ].

Precipitation on the valley floors of the Amargosa Desert and Death Valley and at low-altitude basins in the southern part of the Yucca Mountain region aver- ages.

Geodetic observation of contemporary strain in the northern Walker Lane:3, Central Nevada Seismic Belt postseismic relaxation. In Late Cenozoic Structure and Evolution of the Great Basin – Sierra Nevada Transition, Vol.

pp. Geological Society of America, doi: /(03). Yucca Mountain in Nevada (USA) (located at about 36° 51′ N. and ° 27′ W. northwest of Las Vegas) is a site suggested by the U.S. government as a permanent repository for high level radioactive waste (U.S.

Department of Energy, ).As a consequence, a series of investigations over the last few years have studied the geology of the region. Current Status of the Yucca Mountain Project Press Update — Here's the most recent comprehensive press news about the status of Yucca Mountain Background: As of the status of the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain remains uncertain.

As way of background, in Yucca Mountain was officially designated as the site to store the nation's spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

Szymanski, J.S. () Conceptual consideration of the Yucca Mountain groundwater system with special emphasis on the adequacy of this system to accommodate a high-level nuclear waste repository, U.S. DOE Internal Report, US Department of Energy, Las Vegas, Nevada. The principal purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop and continue providing the public and the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office (YMSCO) with an independently derived, unbiased body of scientific and engineering data concerning the study of Yucca Mountain as a potential high level waste repository.

Under this agreement, the University and Community College System of. Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, has been identified as a potential site for underground storage of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.

Detailed bedrock geologic maps form an integral part of the site characterization program by providing the fundamental framework for research into the geologic hazards and hydrologic behavior of the mountain.

the decades-old proposal to make Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the site of the coun-try‘s first geologic repository for high-level nuclear waste (HLNW) and spent nuclear fuel (SNF) will be terminated.1 Despite optimism among those of us op-posed to the project, this pronouncement has not yet resulted in an official end to the Yucca Mountain project.

Selected Ground-Water Data for Yucca Mountain Region, Southern Nevada and Eastern California, January–December Prepared in cooperation with the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management of the U.S.

Department of Energy, under Interagency Agreement DE-AIRW By Glenn L. Locke. Abstract. The earth's crust is known to be relatively thin in the Yucca Mountain region, and volcanism has occurred in the region for about the last 12 million years. There is a continuing dispute among Yucca Mountain Project scientists, NRC scientists, and State scientists about the probability of future volcanic disruption of a Yucca Mountain repository.

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of designated Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as the candidate site for the Nation's first permanent geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste. The act charged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management with overseeing the necessary studies of the.

Characterizing the proposed geologic repository for high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada --hydrology and geochemistry / John S.

Stuckless and Robert A. Levich --Hydrology of the unsaturated zone, Yucca Mountain, Nevada / Gary D. LeCain and John S. Stuckless --The saturated zone hydrology of Yucca Mountain and the surrounding. I love geology and wanted some books about the geology of the area around Las Vegas and Death Valley.

This book is actually a scientific report on the possibility of permanently storing nuclear waste in the Yucca Mountains. They didn't end up storing waste there yet, although they began work on the repository. So the book is very s: 1.Regional Structural Setting of Yucca Mountain, Southwestern Nevada, and Late Cenozoic Rates of Tectonic Activity in Part of the Southwestern Great Basin, Nevada and California U.S.

Geol. Survey Open-File Rept.