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Title: Long-Term Information Management of Safeguards Data at Geological Repositories.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Application of Safeguards to Geological Repositories (ASTOR) Annual Meeting held April 20-22, 2015 in Gyeongju, South Korea.
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United States

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Haddal, Risa, and Finch, Robert. Long-Term Information Management of Safeguards Data at Geological Repositories.. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Haddal, Risa, & Finch, Robert. Long-Term Information Management of Safeguards Data at Geological Repositories.. United States.
Haddal, Risa, and Finch, Robert. 2015. "Long-Term Information Management of Safeguards Data at Geological Repositories.". United States. doi:.
title = {Long-Term Information Management of Safeguards Data at Geological Repositories.},
author = {Haddal, Risa and Finch, Robert},
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place = {United States},
year = 2015,
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  • Abstract not provided.
  • One of the challenges of implementing safeguards for geological repositories will be the long-term preservation of safeguards-related data for 100 years or more. While most countries considering the construction and operation of such facilities agree that safeguards information should be preserved, there are gaps with respect to standardized requirements, guidelines, timescales, and approaches. This study analyzes those gaps and explores research to clarify stakeholder needs, identify current policies, approaches, best practices and international standards, and explores existing safeguards information management infrastructure. The study also attempts to clarify what a safeguards data classification system might look like, how long data shouldmore » be retained, and how information should be exchanged between stakeholders at different phases of a repository’s life cycle. The analysis produced a variety of recommendations on what information to preserve, how to preserve it, where to store it, retention options and how to exchange information in the long term. Key findings include the use of the globally recognized international records management standard, ISO15489, for guidance on the development of information management systems, and the development of a Key Information File (KIF). The KIF could be used to identify only the most relevant, high-level safeguards information and the history of decision making about the repository. The study also suggests implementing on-site and off-site records storage in digital and physical form; developing a safeguards data classification system; long-term records retention with periodic reviews every 5 to 10 years during each phase of the repository life cycle; and establishing transition procedures well in advance so that data shepherds and records officers can transfer information with incoming facility managers effectively and efficiently. These and other recommendations are further analyzed in this study.« less
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