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Title: Basic repository environmental assessment design basis, Davis Canyon site

Abstract

This study examines the engineering factors and costs associated with the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a high-level nuclear waste repository in salt in the Paradox Basin in Davis Canyon, Utah. The study assumes a repository capacity of 36,000 metric tons of heavy metal (MTHM) of unreprocessed spent fuel and 36,000 MTHM of commercial high-level reprocessing waste, along with 7,020 canisters of defense high-level reprocessing waste and associated quantities of remote- and contact-handled transuranic waste (TRU). With the exception of TRU, all the waste forms are placed in 300- to 1,000-year-life carbon-steel waste packages in a collected waste handling and packaging facility (WHPF), which is also described. The construction, operation, and decommissioning of the proposed repository is estimated to cost approximately $5.49 billion. Costs include those for the collocated WHPF, engineering, and contingency, but exclude waste form assembly and shipment to the site and waste package fabrication and shipment to the site. These costs reflect the relative average wage rates of the region and the relatively sound nature of the salt at this site. Construction would require an estimated 7.75 years. Engineering factors and costs are not strongly influenced by environmental considerations. 50 refs., 24 figs., 20 tabs.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stearns Catalytic Corp., Denver, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6974758
Report Number(s):
BMI/ONWI/C-131
ON: DE88013313
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-87CH10290
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
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; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; DESIGN; COMPLIANCE; COST ESTIMATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; GEOLOGY; MITIGATION; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REGULATIONS; SALT DEPOSITS; SHAFTS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SPENT FUELS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; UTAH; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; WATER QUALITY; ENERGY SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; FEDERAL REGION VIII; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MACHINE PARTS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR MATERIALS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

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. Basic repository environmental assessment design basis, Davis Canyon site. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
. Basic repository environmental assessment design basis, Davis Canyon site. United States.
. Sun . "Basic repository environmental assessment design basis, Davis Canyon site". United States.
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