Sandia National Laboratories currently serves as the Lead Laboratory for two repository programmes in the United States (Yucca Mountain Project and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant). Both projects address performance confirmation requirements relying on monitoring activities. Elements of the Yucca Mountain performance confirmation programme began during characterization, are continuing during the licensing phase, and will ramp up when construction activities are underway.

Key role in consortium: Participation in work packages 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.

Key participant: Dr. Frank Hansen