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Title: Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance certification application

Abstract

Demonstrating compliance with the applicable regulations for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) requires an assessment of the long-term performance of the disposal system. Scenario development is one starting point of this assessment, and generates inquiry about the present state and future evolution of the disposal system. Scenario development consists of four tasks: (1) identifying and classifying features, events and processes (FEPs), (2) screening FEPs according to well-defined criteria, (3) forming scenarios (combinations of FEPs) in the context of regulatory performance criteria and (4) specifying of scenarios for consequence analysis. The development and screening of a comprehensive FEP list provides assurance that the identification of significant processes and events is complete, that potential interactions between FEPs are not overlooked, and that responses to possible questions are available and well documented. Two basic scenarios have been identified for the WIPP: undisturbed performance (UP) and disturbed performance (DP). The UP scenario is used to evaluate compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Individual Dose (40 CFR Section 191-15) and Groundwater Protection (40 CFR Section 191-24) standards and accounts for all natural-, waste- and repository-induced FEPs that survive the screening process. The DP scenario is required for assessment calculations for the EPA's cumulativemore » release standard (Containment Requirements, 40 CFR Section 191-13) and accounts for disruptive future human events, which have an uncertain probability of occurrence, in addition to the UP FEPs.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755469
Report Number(s):
SAND98-1644J
TRN: US0003603
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Reliability Engineering and System Safety; PBD: 23 Sep 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; WIPP; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; COMPLIANCE; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; HUMAN INTRUSION; BIOINTRUSION

Citation Formats

GALSON,D.A., SWIFT,PETER N., ANDERSON,D. RICHARD, and BENNETT,D.G. Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance certification application. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
GALSON,D.A., SWIFT,PETER N., ANDERSON,D. RICHARD, & BENNETT,D.G. Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance certification application. United States.
GALSON,D.A., SWIFT,PETER N., ANDERSON,D. RICHARD, and BENNETT,D.G. Wed . "Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance certification application". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755469.
@article{osti_755469,
title = {Scenario development for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant compliance certification application},
author = {GALSON,D.A. and SWIFT,PETER N. and ANDERSON,D. RICHARD and BENNETT,D.G.},
abstractNote = {Demonstrating compliance with the applicable regulations for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) requires an assessment of the long-term performance of the disposal system. Scenario development is one starting point of this assessment, and generates inquiry about the present state and future evolution of the disposal system. Scenario development consists of four tasks: (1) identifying and classifying features, events and processes (FEPs), (2) screening FEPs according to well-defined criteria, (3) forming scenarios (combinations of FEPs) in the context of regulatory performance criteria and (4) specifying of scenarios for consequence analysis. The development and screening of a comprehensive FEP list provides assurance that the identification of significant processes and events is complete, that potential interactions between FEPs are not overlooked, and that responses to possible questions are available and well documented. Two basic scenarios have been identified for the WIPP: undisturbed performance (UP) and disturbed performance (DP). The UP scenario is used to evaluate compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Individual Dose (40 CFR Section 191-15) and Groundwater Protection (40 CFR Section 191-24) standards and accounts for all natural-, waste- and repository-induced FEPs that survive the screening process. The DP scenario is required for assessment calculations for the EPA's cumulative release standard (Containment Requirements, 40 CFR Section 191-13) and accounts for disruptive future human events, which have an uncertain probability of occurrence, in addition to the UP FEPs.},
doi = {},
journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {9}
}