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Denis Strachan Recognized for Work on Yucca Mountain Regulatory Integration Team

February 2005
ETD's Denis Strachan was recently recognized by Deputy Director of the Yucca Mountain Project, John Arthur, for his outstanding contributions to the Yucca Mountain Regulatory Integration Team. Denis and the other team members reviewed 25 models detailing various aspects of the performance of the planned nuclear waste repository. This review was based on comments from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a preliminary review of three Yucca Mountain Project models and on the project's desire to assure that all of the models were consistent, transparent, and accurate. Based on the issues raised in the review and his expertise in waste form testing and modeling, Denis was asked to rewrite the modeling report on glass dissolution, showing what could happen when water infiltrates the repository and contacts the vitrified nuclear waste. This report is one part of the total system performance assessment at Yucca Mountain. Congratulations, Denis!

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