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Yucca Mountain Engineering

Based on the success of the National Spent Nuclear Fuel Program, INL secured a lead role to provide engineering design and operations support for the repository contractor. INL provides major support to the contractor for the design, development, and acquisition of a waste package closure system; continued waste package risk and criticality calculation checking; software code validation, retesting, and remediation; Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) model development; material corrosion testing; and some minor roles for staff augmentation.

Waste Package Closure Animation

Waste Package Closure Fact Sheet

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Department of energy

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
DOE-Idaho Office
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