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Title: Multicriteria decision methodology for selecting technical alternatives in the Mixed Waste Integrated Program

Abstract

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Mixed Waste Integrated Program (MWIP) has as one of its tasks the identification of a decision methodology and key decision criteria for the selection methodology. The aim of a multicriteria analysis is to provide an instrument for a systematic evaluation of distinct alternative projects. Determination of this methodology will clarify (1) the factors used to evaluate these alternatives, (2) the evaluator`s view of the importance of the factors, and (3) the relative value of each alternative. The selected methodology must consider the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) decision-making criteria for application to the analysis technology subsystems developed by the DOE Office of Technology Development. This report contains a compilation of several decision methodologies developed in various national laboratories, institutions, and universities. The purpose of these methodologies may vary, but the core of the decision attributes are very similar. Six approaches were briefly analyzed; from these six, in addition to recommendations made by the MWIP technical support group leaders and CERCLA, the final decision methodology was extracted. Slight variations are observed in the many methodologies developed by different groups, but most of the analyzed methodologies address similar aspects for the most part.more » These common aspects were the core of the methodology suggested in this report for use within MWIP for the selection of technologies. The set of criteria compiled and developed for this report have been grouped in five categories: (1) process effectiveness, (2) developmental status, (3) life-cycle cost, (4) implementability, and (5) regulatory compliance.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10107542
Report Number(s):
DOE/MWIP-14; ORNL/M-3181
ON: DE94003997
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; DECISION MAKING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MIXTURES; US SUPERFUND; COMPLIANCE; LIFE-CYCLE COST; 052000; 290300; ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY

Citation Formats

Ferrada, J.J., and Berry, J.B.. Multicriteria decision methodology for selecting technical alternatives in the Mixed Waste Integrated Program. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10107542.
Ferrada, J.J., & Berry, J.B.. Multicriteria decision methodology for selecting technical alternatives in the Mixed Waste Integrated Program. United States. doi:10.2172/10107542.
Ferrada, J.J., and Berry, J.B.. Mon . "Multicriteria decision methodology for selecting technical alternatives in the Mixed Waste Integrated Program". United States. doi:10.2172/10107542. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10107542.
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title = {Multicriteria decision methodology for selecting technical alternatives in the Mixed Waste Integrated Program},
author = {Ferrada, J.J. and Berry, J.B.},
abstractNote = {The US Department of Energy (DOE) Mixed Waste Integrated Program (MWIP) has as one of its tasks the identification of a decision methodology and key decision criteria for the selection methodology. The aim of a multicriteria analysis is to provide an instrument for a systematic evaluation of distinct alternative projects. Determination of this methodology will clarify (1) the factors used to evaluate these alternatives, (2) the evaluator`s view of the importance of the factors, and (3) the relative value of each alternative. The selected methodology must consider the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) decision-making criteria for application to the analysis technology subsystems developed by the DOE Office of Technology Development. This report contains a compilation of several decision methodologies developed in various national laboratories, institutions, and universities. The purpose of these methodologies may vary, but the core of the decision attributes are very similar. Six approaches were briefly analyzed; from these six, in addition to recommendations made by the MWIP technical support group leaders and CERCLA, the final decision methodology was extracted. Slight variations are observed in the many methodologies developed by different groups, but most of the analyzed methodologies address similar aspects for the most part. These common aspects were the core of the methodology suggested in this report for use within MWIP for the selection of technologies. The set of criteria compiled and developed for this report have been grouped in five categories: (1) process effectiveness, (2) developmental status, (3) life-cycle cost, (4) implementability, and (5) regulatory compliance.},
doi = {10.2172/10107542},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1993},
month = {Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1993}
}

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