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Title: Plans for evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with EPA standards for radioactive waste management and disposal

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) is actively pursuing the disposal of transuranic (TRU) waste in a geologic environment at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The accepted Standard is divided into two subparts. Supart A limits annual radiation doses to members of the public from waste management and storage operations at disposal facilities, and Subpart B limits cumulative releases of radioactive materials for 10,000 years, radiation doses to members of the public for 1000 years, and radioactive contamination of certain sources of ground water for 1000 years, as a result of disposal of wastes. The WIPP Project will assess compliance with Subpart A primarily by means of an extensive monitoring program. The Project will assess compliance with Subpart B primarily using performance-assessment techniques developed for the evaluation of the performance of high-level-waste repositories. Compliance with the Assurance Requirements and the Ground Water Protection Requirements will be assessed using other techniques. The WIPP Project will be the first to evaluate the compliance of a mined geologic repository with the EPA Standard. Although Subpart B of the Standard was remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, this paper discusses the Standardmore » as first promulgated. Compliance plans for the WIPP will be revised as necessary in response to any changes in the Standard. 47 refs., 7 figs.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6055456
Report Number(s):
SAND-88-2871
ON: DE89011349
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
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; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; COMPLIANCE; MONITORING; US EPA; REGULATIONS; CONTAMINATION; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; EVALUATION; GROUND WATER; MITIGATION; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; STANDARDS; WIPP; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PILOT PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Bertram-Howery, S. G., and Hunter, R. L. Plans for evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with EPA standards for radioactive waste management and disposal. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.2172/6055456.
Bertram-Howery, S. G., & Hunter, R. L. Plans for evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with EPA standards for radioactive waste management and disposal. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6055456
Bertram-Howery, S. G., and Hunter, R. L. Sat . "Plans for evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with EPA standards for radioactive waste management and disposal". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6055456. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6055456.
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title = {Plans for evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with EPA standards for radioactive waste management and disposal},
author = {Bertram-Howery, S. G. and Hunter, R. L.},
abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) is actively pursuing the disposal of transuranic (TRU) waste in a geologic environment at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. The accepted Standard is divided into two subparts. Supart A limits annual radiation doses to members of the public from waste management and storage operations at disposal facilities, and Subpart B limits cumulative releases of radioactive materials for 10,000 years, radiation doses to members of the public for 1000 years, and radioactive contamination of certain sources of ground water for 1000 years, as a result of disposal of wastes. The WIPP Project will assess compliance with Subpart A primarily by means of an extensive monitoring program. The Project will assess compliance with Subpart B primarily using performance-assessment techniques developed for the evaluation of the performance of high-level-waste repositories. Compliance with the Assurance Requirements and the Ground Water Protection Requirements will be assessed using other techniques. The WIPP Project will be the first to evaluate the compliance of a mined geologic repository with the EPA Standard. Although Subpart B of the Standard was remanded to EPA by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, this paper discusses the Standard as first promulgated. Compliance plans for the WIPP will be revised as necessary in response to any changes in the Standard. 47 refs., 7 figs.},
doi = {10.2172/6055456},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6055456}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {4}
}