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Title: Perspective of the Science Advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

In 1975 Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) was asked by the predecessor to the Department of Energy to assume responsibility for the scientific programs necessary to assure the safe and satisfactory development of a geologic repository in the salt beds of southeast New Mexico. Sandia has continued in the role of Science Advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to the present time. This paper will share the perspectives developed over the past 25 years as the project was brought to fruition with successful certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 13, 1998 and commencement of operations on April 26, 1999.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
13070
Report Number(s):
SAND99-1600C
TRN: US0110722
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ICEM '99, Nagoya (JP), 09/26/1999--09/30/1999; Other Information: PBD: 3 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; WIPP; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; CONSULTANTS; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; COMMISSIONING

Citation Formats

WEART,WENDELL D. Perspective of the Science Advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
WEART,WENDELL D. Perspective of the Science Advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States.
WEART,WENDELL D. Fri . "Perspective of the Science Advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/13070.
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abstractNote = {In 1975 Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) was asked by the predecessor to the Department of Energy to assume responsibility for the scientific programs necessary to assure the safe and satisfactory development of a geologic repository in the salt beds of southeast New Mexico. Sandia has continued in the role of Science Advisor to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to the present time. This paper will share the perspectives developed over the past 25 years as the project was brought to fruition with successful certification by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 13, 1998 and commencement of operations on April 26, 1999.},
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