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Title: Early-1990 status of performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant disposal system

Abstract

Before the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) may begin service as the United States' first repository for the permanent disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, the Department of Energy (DOE) must establish compliance with applicable environmental and safety regulations. This paper addresses one major regulation, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes, hereafter referred to as the Standard. The paper does not address compliance with other regulations. This paper summarizes Sandia National Laboratories' (SNL) early-1990 understanding of the WIPP Project's ability to comply with the long-term performance requirements set by Subpart B of the Standard, the Environmental Standards for Disposal. It also reviews the current understanding of questions critically affecting compliance and outlines the options available to assure that radionuclide releases will remain within regulatory limits. 10 refs., 3 figs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
  2. Tech. Reps., Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/DP
OSTI Identifier:
6461852
Report Number(s):
SAND-90-2095C; CONF-910213-4
ON: DE90016107
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Probabilistic safety assessment and management, Beverly Hills, CA (USA), 4-7 Feb 1991
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; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; COMPLIANCE; SAFETY STANDARDS; WIPP; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; RADIATION PROTECTION; REGULATIONS; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PILOT PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; STANDARDS; TESTING; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 056000 - Nuclear Fuels- Legislation & Regulations- (1987-); 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 054000 - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Bertram-Howery, S G, and Swift, P N. Early-1990 status of performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant disposal system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Bertram-Howery, S G, & Swift, P N. Early-1990 status of performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant disposal system. United States.
Bertram-Howery, S G, and Swift, P N. Tue . "Early-1990 status of performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant disposal system". United States.
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abstractNote = {Before the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) may begin service as the United States' first repository for the permanent disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, the Department of Energy (DOE) must establish compliance with applicable environmental and safety regulations. This paper addresses one major regulation, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes, hereafter referred to as the Standard. The paper does not address compliance with other regulations. This paper summarizes Sandia National Laboratories' (SNL) early-1990 understanding of the WIPP Project's ability to comply with the long-term performance requirements set by Subpart B of the Standard, the Environmental Standards for Disposal. It also reviews the current understanding of questions critically affecting compliance and outlines the options available to assure that radionuclide releases will remain within regulatory limits. 10 refs., 3 figs.},
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