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Title: Overview of the Quality Assurance Program Applied to the Performance Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the first deep geologic repository for radioactive waste disposal in the world to be certified by a regulator. Rigorous, nuclear-industry quality assurance (QA) requirements were imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the Scientific Advisor to the US Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories applied these standards to the experimental studies and performance assessment used in the certification process. The QA program ensured that activities conducted by SNL were traceable, transparent, reviewed, reproducible, and retrievable. As a result, regulators and stakeholders were able to evaluate and ultimately certify and accept the WIPP.

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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:
5030
Report Number(s):
SAND98-2832C
TRN: US0101638
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7th International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Remediation, Nagoya (JP), 09/01/1999; Other Information: PBD: 29 Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; WIPP; CERTIFICATION

Citation Formats

Pickering, S.Y. Overview of the Quality Assurance Program Applied to the Performance Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Pickering, S.Y. Overview of the Quality Assurance Program Applied to the Performance Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States.
Pickering, S.Y. Mon . "Overview of the Quality Assurance Program Applied to the Performance Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5030.
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