PEER Signs 5-Year Contract With PG&E

PEER has signed a five-year research contract with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to study extreme ground motion at the proposed nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The project is about $1 million and the original source of funding is the U.S. Department of Energy. In the last nine years, PEER and PG&E have been partners on various earthquake research projects related to seismic performance of lifelines. For more information, please contact Prof. Jack Moehle, PEER Director, or Dr. Yousef Bozorgnia, PEER Associate Director.

posted on October 2006