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Title: Regulatory issues for WIPP long-term compliance with EPA 40 CFR 191B and 268

Abstract

Before disposing of transuranic radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the United States Department of Energy (DOE) must evaluate compliance with long-term regulations of the United States Envirorunental Protection Agency (EPA), specifically the Environmental Standards for the Management and disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes (40 CFR 191), and the Land Disposal Restrictions (40 CFR 268) of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). 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 provides background information on the regulations, describes the SNL WIPP PA Department's approach to developing a defensible technical basis for consistent compliance evaluations, and summarizes the major observations and conclusions drawn from the 1991 and 1992 PAs.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. USDOE Albuquerque Operations Office, NM (United States). Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Project Office
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6677636
Report Number(s):
SAND-93-0053C; CONF-930408-34
ON: DE93008335
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 25-29 Apr 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; WIPP; PERFORMANCE; BIODEGRADATION; CORROSION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SALT DEPOSITS; SEAS; SOILS; SURFACE WATERS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PILOT PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 540230 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 580000 - Geosciences

Citation Formats

Anderson, D R, Marietta, M G, and Higgins, Jr, P J. Regulatory issues for WIPP long-term compliance with EPA 40 CFR 191B and 268. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Anderson, D R, Marietta, M G, & Higgins, Jr, P J. Regulatory issues for WIPP long-term compliance with EPA 40 CFR 191B and 268. United States.
Anderson, D R, Marietta, M G, and Higgins, Jr, P J. 1993. "Regulatory issues for WIPP long-term compliance with EPA 40 CFR 191B and 268". United States.
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