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ISIP

ONC#1, NRG-4, &
ESF Tunnel

Early Warning
Drilling Program

Aeromagnetic Survey

INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS PROGRAM (ISIP)

A key program element of the Nye County NWRPO is the Independent Scientific Investigations Program (ISIP).  Under the ISIP the County gathers data for independent analysis of geologic and hydrologic conditions at the site, and monitors and reviews DOE's scientific characterization of Yucca Mountain.

Exercising its on-site representative authority through its Independent Scientific Investigations Program and Early Warning Drilling Program, Nye County has established and demonstrated its capacity to conduct professional, independent monitoring of the YMP. 

ISIP activities involve drilling and instrumenting boreholes, analyzing the geology and geochemistry of drill cuttings, monitoring, data analysis, and numerical modeling activities to address the concerns of Nye County. Several investigations have been conducted under the ISIP, including:


NC-EWDP-28P Drill Site Setup
 

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