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Title: Status of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance with 40 CFR 191B, December 1992

Abstract

Before disposing of transuranic radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the US Department of Energy (DOE) must evaluate compliance with long-term regulations of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is conducting iterative performance assessments (PAs) of the WIPP for the DOE to provide interim guidance while preparing for final compliance evaluations. This paper describes the 1992 preliminary comparison with Subpart B of the Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes (40 CFR 191), which regulates long-term releases of radioactive waste. Results of the 1992 PA are preliminary, and cannot be used to determine compliance or noncompliance with EPA regulations because portions of the modeling system and data base are incomplete. Results are consistent, however, with those of previous iterations of PA, and the SNL WIPP PA Department has high confidence that compliance with 40 CFR 191B can be demonstrated. Comparison of predicted radiation doses from the disposal system also gives high confidence that the disposal system is safe for long-term isolation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
142509
Report Number(s):
SAND-93-0054
ON: DE94008818; TRN: 94:006572
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; WIPP; COMPLIANCE; PERFORMANCE; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; REGULATIONS

Citation Formats

Marietta, M.G., and Anderson, D.R.. Status of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance with 40 CFR 191B, December 1992. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/142509.
Marietta, M.G., & Anderson, D.R.. Status of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance with 40 CFR 191B, December 1992. United States. doi:10.2172/142509.
Marietta, M.G., and Anderson, D.R.. Fri . "Status of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance with 40 CFR 191B, December 1992". United States. doi:10.2172/142509. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/142509.
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title = {Status of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance with 40 CFR 191B, December 1992},
author = {Marietta, M.G. and Anderson, D.R.},
abstractNote = {Before disposing of transuranic radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the US Department of Energy (DOE) must evaluate compliance with long-term regulations of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is conducting iterative performance assessments (PAs) of the WIPP for the DOE to provide interim guidance while preparing for final compliance evaluations. This paper describes the 1992 preliminary comparison with Subpart B of the Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes (40 CFR 191), which regulates long-term releases of radioactive waste. Results of the 1992 PA are preliminary, and cannot be used to determine compliance or noncompliance with EPA regulations because portions of the modeling system and data base are incomplete. Results are consistent, however, with those of previous iterations of PA, and the SNL WIPP PA Department has high confidence that compliance with 40 CFR 191B can be demonstrated. Comparison of predicted radiation doses from the disposal system also gives high confidence that the disposal system is safe for long-term isolation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1993},
month = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1993}
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