3 edition of An Investigation Into the Silica Exposure of Yucca Mountain Project Workers found in the catalog.
An Investigation Into the Silica Exposure of Yucca Mountain Project Workers
by Government Printing Office
Written in English
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Yucca Mountain should be converted into a research center for scientific investigation of problems central to the concept of geologic repository disposal of waste, subject to approval by the Western Shoshone people, who do not recognize as valid the U.S. government’s ownership claim to the land on which Yucca Mountain sits, and the state of. As developments in the Yucca Mountain project are released, this information may change; the EPA will continue to update the Frequent Questions about Radiation Protection with new information. For more information about the Yucca Mountain Project, visit the Department of Energy’s webpage. Return to Frequent Questions about Radiation Protection.
Workers drilling the first tunnel at the nation's nuclear waste repository in the Nevada desert were exposed to dangerous levels of silica and other cancer-causing dusts in . At the time, Barrett was in charge of DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, which oversaw the Yucca Mountain Project. In interviews this week, Mattimoe said the allegations involved the manner of investigating concerns that government workers, contract employees and others raised about the project.
The site of a proposed repository for high-level radioactive waste from the nation's nuclear power plants is not at risk of ground water infiltration, concludes this important book. Yucca Mountain, located about miles northwest of Las Vegas, has been proposed as the site for permanent underground disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Yucca Mountain is a six-mile long, 1,foot high, flat-topped volcanic ridge about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The U.S. Department of Energy plans to turn Yucca Mountain into the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository, if a study finds the site safe.
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Get this from a library. An investigation into the silica exposure of Yucca Mountain project workers: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, special hearing, MaLas Vegas, NV.
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An investigation into the silica exposure of Yucca Mountain project workers: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, special hearing, MaLas Vegas, NV. This report describes actions taken to control silica dust at the Yucca Mountain Exploratory Studies Facility, a tunnel located in Southern Nevada that is part of a scientific program to determine site suitability for a potential nuclear waste repository.
The rock is a volcanic tuff containing significant percentages of both quartz and. The purpose of the Yucca Mountain project is to comply with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of and develop a national site for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste storage.
The management and operating contractor as of April 1, for the project is USA Repository Services (USA-RS), a wholly owned subsidiary of URS Corporation (now part of AECOM) with supporting principal.
staunch opponent of the Yucca Moun-tain project since its inception inis highly critical of DOE’s han-dling of the silicosis issue. In an-nouncing the Senate hearing in Las Vegas, Reid said DOE “sent workers into that mountain knowing full well of the presence of silica and knowing full well that exposure to silica can cause death.”.
Digging techniques designed to protect the “scientific integrity” of a test tunnel at the US Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain project exposed more than a thousand workers to dangerous silica dust between andaccording to a DOE safety official.
As many as workers may have been exposed to the dust, which can cause silicosis, a progressive and potentially fatal lung. The Yucca Mountain repository is the proposed spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) repository where both types of radioactive waste could be disposed.
If constructed, it would use a tunnel complex approximately feet below the top of Yucca Mountain and about feet above the aquifer underlying the repository. Even though there is no population near Yucca Mountain, there is a lot of population on the proximities.
The outcome of nuclear waste on the long term is obviously still unknown and Yucca Mountain is located just around miles away from Las Vegas. It might be possible that the waste destroys the health of the population in the future.
November 2, Rosen: Trump does not understand the impact of Yucca Mountain on Nevadans. While the Trump administration’s public stance on a proposal to turn Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump has vacillated, the two candidates in Nevada’s high-stakes U.S.
Senate race this week made their opposition clear. An investigation into the silica exposure of Yucca Mountain project workers: hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, special hearing, MaLas Vegas, NV.
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YOUNG: Cherniack estimates died; a painful lesson about the need to prevent silica exposure. Today, silicosis is considered completely preventable.
And yet, 60 years after Hawk’s Nest, workers were exposed to silica dust at another tunnel for another energy project at Yucca Mountain. Silica is one of the minerals that naturally exist in the desert soils and in the rocks at Yucca Mountain.
Silica can become airborne during dust-producing activities such as tunnel boring operations. If inhaled, silica can collect in the respiratory system and, with long-term exposure, can cause chronic, progressive lung disease called silicosis.
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Read Los Alamos National Laboratory books like Aaron Bartels, Cross-Appellee v. Siegried Hecker, Roger Perkins, James Jackson, University of California Board of Regents, Doing Business as Los Alamos National Laboratories. Workers building the country's proposed nuclear waste storage site say Yucca Mountain is already a danger even before any radioactive waste arrives.
The workers say they were exposed to hazardous silica dust during years of tunnel digging. Jeff Young's investigation finds evidence that energy officials took little action although they knew the dust exposures were well above safety limits.
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Workers at the Yucca Mountain Project in Nevada could be exposed to potentially serious respiratory and radiation hazards if the long-planned High Level Nuclear Waste repository is revived and. EPA’s role is to set standards for protecting the public and the environment from exposure to radiation from potential releases from the waste in Yucca Mountain.
In Section of the Energy Policy Act ofCongress charged EPA with setting site-specific radiation protection standards. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency created by Congress.
Its mission is to regulate the nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials in a way that protects public health and safety and the environment.
The purpose of the Yucca Mountain project was to comply with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of and develop a national site for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive Figure 1. Left to Right: Hitesh Nigam (EM33) Edgard Espinosa, Gary Deleon (EM33).o Technical Requirements for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (Midway Valley and Calcite-Silica Activities) Revision 3 (TRD).
o Test Planning PackageRevision 0, Midway Valley/Calcite-Silica Trenching defines test controls that are. Yucca Mountain project managers began a lung disease screening program Thursday for current and former workers who may have inhaled airborne silica .