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Title: Preliminary comparison with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart B for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, December 1990

Abstract

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is planned as the first mined geologic repository for transuranic (TRU) wastes generated by defense programs of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Before disposing of waste at the WIPP, the DOE must evaluate compliance with the United states Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Standard, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes (40 CFR Part 191, US EPA, 1985). Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is evaluating long-term performance against criteria in Subpart B of the Standard. Performance assessment'' as used in this report includes analyses for the Containment Requirements ({section} 191.13(a)) and the Individual Protection Requirements ({section} 191.15). Because proving predictions about future human actions or natural events is not possible, the EPA expects compliance to be determined on the basis of specified quantitative analyses and informed, qualitative judgment. The goal of the WIPP performance-assessment team at SNL is to provide as detailed and thorough a basis as practical for the quantitative aspects of that decision. This report summarizes SNL's late-1990 understanding of the WIPP Project's ability to evaluate compliance with Subpart B. 245 refs., 88 figs., 23 tabs.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]; ; ;  [4]; ; ; ;
  1. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))
  2. (Tech. Reps., Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA))
  3. (Technadyne Engineering Consultants, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA))
  4. (New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque, NM (USA))
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/RW
OSTI Identifier:
6197462
Report Number(s):
SAND-90-2347
ON: DE91006426; TRN: 91-004757
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; WIPP; PERFORMANCE TESTING; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; GROUND WATER; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; SIMULATION; SITE SURVEYS; US EPA; CONTAINMENT; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PILOT PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; TESTING; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WATER; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Bertram-Howery, S.G., Marietta, M.G., Rechard, R.P., Anderson, D.R., Swift, P.N., Baker, B.L., Bean, J.E. Jr., McCurley, R.D., Rudeen, D.K., Beyeler, W., Brinster, K.F., Guzowski, R.V., and Sch. Preliminary comparison with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart B for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, December 1990. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.2172/6197462.
Bertram-Howery, S.G., Marietta, M.G., Rechard, R.P., Anderson, D.R., Swift, P.N., Baker, B.L., Bean, J.E. Jr., McCurley, R.D., Rudeen, D.K., Beyeler, W., Brinster, K.F., Guzowski, R.V., & Sch. Preliminary comparison with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart B for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, December 1990. United States. doi:10.2172/6197462.
Bertram-Howery, S.G., Marietta, M.G., Rechard, R.P., Anderson, D.R., Swift, P.N., Baker, B.L., Bean, J.E. Jr., McCurley, R.D., Rudeen, D.K., Beyeler, W., Brinster, K.F., Guzowski, R.V., and Sch. Sat . "Preliminary comparison with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart B for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, December 1990". United States. doi:10.2172/6197462. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6197462.
@article{osti_6197462,
title = {Preliminary comparison with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart B for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, December 1990},
author = {Bertram-Howery, S.G. and Marietta, M.G. and Rechard, R.P. and Anderson, D.R. and Swift, P.N. and Baker, B.L. and Bean, J.E. Jr. and McCurley, R.D. and Rudeen, D.K. and Beyeler, W. and Brinster, K.F. and Guzowski, R.V. and Sch},
abstractNote = {The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is planned as the first mined geologic repository for transuranic (TRU) wastes generated by defense programs of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Before disposing of waste at the WIPP, the DOE must evaluate compliance with the United states Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Standard, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes (40 CFR Part 191, US EPA, 1985). Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is evaluating long-term performance against criteria in Subpart B of the Standard. Performance assessment'' as used in this report includes analyses for the Containment Requirements ({section} 191.13(a)) and the Individual Protection Requirements ({section} 191.15). Because proving predictions about future human actions or natural events is not possible, the EPA expects compliance to be determined on the basis of specified quantitative analyses and informed, qualitative judgment. The goal of the WIPP performance-assessment team at SNL is to provide as detailed and thorough a basis as practical for the quantitative aspects of that decision. This report summarizes SNL's late-1990 understanding of the WIPP Project's ability to evaluate compliance with Subpart B. 245 refs., 88 figs., 23 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6197462},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
}

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