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High-Volume: Repository - Issues

  • Issues
    • Technical basis for using DUO2 as a geochemical barrier
      • Technical issues
        • DUO2 alteration rate, products, and risk reduction
        • Showing lack of adverse impacts on waste package and geology
        • Insertion of fill
        • Manufacture of large cermet shapes
    • Institutional issues
      • Yucca Mountain Project near-term focus
        • Resulted from focus only on baseline for site recommendation
        • Recommendation now in-hand (subject to litigation)
        • New YMP focus is licensing the baseline
        • OCRWM (HQ) pressing for cost reduction via a science program targeting post-licensing time horizon