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Title: Conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

The conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment (PA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is described. This structure involves three basic entities (EN1, EN2, EN3): (1) EN1, a probabilistic characterization of the likelihood of different futures occurring at the WIPP site over the next 10,000 yr, (2) EN2, a procedure for estimating the radionuclide releases to the accessible environment associated with each of the possible futures that could occur at the WIPP site over the next 10,000 yr, and (3) EN3, a probabilistic characterization of the uncertainty in the parameters used in the definition of EN1 and EN2. In the formal development of the 1996 WIPP PA, EN1 is characterized by a probability space (S{sub st}, P{sub st}, p{sub st}) for stochastic (i.e., aleatory) uncertainly; EN2 is characterized by a function {line_integral} that corresponds to the models and associated computer programs used to estimate radionuclide releases; and EN3 is characterized by a probability space (S{sub su}, P{sub su}, p{sub su}) for subjective (i.e., epistemic) uncertainty. A high-level overview of the 1996 WIPP PA and references to additional sources of information are given in the context of (S{sub st}, P{sub st}, p{sub st}), {line_integral} and (S{sub su}, P{sub su},more » p{sub su}).« 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:
755471
Report Number(s):
SAND99-1881J
TRN: US0003604
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue); PBD: 18 May 2000
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; SAFETY ANALYSIS; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; ALEATORY UNCERTAINTY; COMPLEMENTARY CUMULATIVE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION; COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION; EPISTEMIC UNCERTAINTY; LATIN HYPERCUBE SAMPLING; MONTE CARLO; PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE; RISK; STOCHASTIC UNCERTAINTY; SUBJECTIVE UNCERTAINTY; TRANSURANIC WASTE; WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT; 40 CFR 191; 40 CFR 194

Citation Formats

HELTON,JON CRAIG, ANDERSON,D. RICHARD, BASABILVAZO,G., JOW,HONG-NIAN, and MARIETTA,MELVIN G. Conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
HELTON,JON CRAIG, ANDERSON,D. RICHARD, BASABILVAZO,G., JOW,HONG-NIAN, & MARIETTA,MELVIN G. Conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States.
HELTON,JON CRAIG, ANDERSON,D. RICHARD, BASABILVAZO,G., JOW,HONG-NIAN, and MARIETTA,MELVIN G. Thu . "Conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755471.
@article{osti_755471,
title = {Conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant},
author = {HELTON,JON CRAIG and ANDERSON,D. RICHARD and BASABILVAZO,G. and JOW,HONG-NIAN and MARIETTA,MELVIN G.},
abstractNote = {The conceptual structure of the 1996 performance assessment (PA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is described. This structure involves three basic entities (EN1, EN2, EN3): (1) EN1, a probabilistic characterization of the likelihood of different futures occurring at the WIPP site over the next 10,000 yr, (2) EN2, a procedure for estimating the radionuclide releases to the accessible environment associated with each of the possible futures that could occur at the WIPP site over the next 10,000 yr, and (3) EN3, a probabilistic characterization of the uncertainty in the parameters used in the definition of EN1 and EN2. In the formal development of the 1996 WIPP PA, EN1 is characterized by a probability space (S{sub st}, P{sub st}, p{sub st}) for stochastic (i.e., aleatory) uncertainly; EN2 is characterized by a function {line_integral} that corresponds to the models and associated computer programs used to estimate radionuclide releases; and EN3 is characterized by a probability space (S{sub su}, P{sub su}, p{sub su}) for subjective (i.e., epistemic) uncertainty. A high-level overview of the 1996 WIPP PA and references to additional sources of information are given in the context of (S{sub st}, P{sub st}, p{sub st}), {line_integral} and (S{sub su}, P{sub su}, p{sub su}).},
doi = {},
journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}