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Title: Experimental program plan for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

The US Department of Energy has prepared this Experimental Program Plan for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (EPP) to provide a summary of the DOE experimental efforts needed for the performance assessment process for the WIPP, and of the linkages of this process to the appropriate regulations. The Plan encompasses a program of analyses of the performance of the planned repository based on scientific studies, including tests with transuranic waste at laboratory sites, directed at evaluating compliance with the principal regulations governing the WIPP. The Plan begins with background information on the WIPP project, the requirements of the LWA (Land Withdrawal Act), and its objective and scope. It then presents an overview of the regulatory requirements and the compliance approach. Next are comprehensive discussions of plans for compliance with disposal regulations, followed by the SWDA (Solid Waste Disposal Act) and descriptions of activity programs designed to provide information needed for determining compliance. Descriptions and justifications of all currently planned studies designed to support regulatory compliance activities are also included.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM (United States). Waste Isolation Div.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10132140
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-94-008
ON: DE94007975; TRN: 94:005676
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-86AL31950
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; WIPP; 052002; 053000; 540230; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT

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