Techniques for Determining Probabilities of Geologic Events and Processes

Techniques for Determining Probabilities of Geologic Events and Processes

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The US Environmental Agency has set a probabilistic standard for performance of geologic repositories for the disposal of radioactive wastes. In the past, there had been no consensus on the best ways to determine the probabilities of the many events and processes involved; for this reason the Waste Management Division at Sandia National Laboratories, funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy, is evaluating and selecting appropriate methods for determining these probabilities. This study is a review of the literature and an evaluation of the state-of-the-art, with papers from experts in mining engineering, hydrology, seismology and tectonics, volcanology, geochemistry, and resource exploration. It treats not only geologic events resources, and some that arise from human action, such as drilling for resources, but also those that arise from non-geologic processes that may affect geologic change, such as climate more

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  • Hardback | 379 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 34mm | 717g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 019507498X
  • 9780195074987

Table of contents

Regina L. Hunter, C. John Mann, W. Jay Conover & Robert J. Budnitz: Introduction; K.K. Wahi: Thermomechanical effects; Herbert H. Einstein & Gregory B. Baecher: Tunneling and mining engineering; Allan L. Gutjahr: Hydrology; Patrick J. Bartlein, Thompson Webb III & Steven Hostetler: Climatology; Jonathan F. Callendar: Tectonics and seismicity; C. Allin Cornell & Gabriel Toro: Seismic hazard assessment; Alexander R. McBirney: Volcanology; Malcolm Siegel, Heinrich D. Holland & Carolyn Feakes: Geochemistry; John W. Harbaugh: Resource exploration; C. John Mann & Regina L. Hunter: Conclusions; more