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Title: Successes and Experiences of the WIPP Project

Abstract

In May 1998, the US Environmental Agency (EPA) certified the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as being in compliance with all of the applicable regulations governing the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel, high-level waste, and transuranic radioactive waste. The WIPP, a transuranic waste repository, is the first deep geologic repository in the US to have successfully demonstrated regulatory compliance with long-term radioactive waste disposal regulations and be certified to receive wastes. Many lessons were learned throughout the 25-year history of the WIPP--from site selection to the ultimate successful certification. The experiences and lessons learned from the WIPP may be of general interest to other repository programs in the world. The lessons learned include all facets of a repository program: programmatic, managerial, regulatory, technical, and social. This paper addresses critical issues that arose during the 25 years of WIPP history and how they influenced the program.

Authors:
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:
761878
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-2131C
TRN: US0004780
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5th Nuclear Symposium, Paks (HU), 10/04/2000--10/06/2000; Other Information: PBD: 6 Sep 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; WIPP; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SPENT FUELS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; HISTORICAL ASPECTS

Citation Formats

CHU,MARGARET S. Y., and WEART, WENDELL D. Successes and Experiences of the WIPP Project. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
CHU,MARGARET S. Y., & WEART, WENDELL D. Successes and Experiences of the WIPP Project. United States.
CHU,MARGARET S. Y., and WEART, WENDELL D. Wed . "Successes and Experiences of the WIPP Project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/761878.
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title = {Successes and Experiences of the WIPP Project},
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abstractNote = {In May 1998, the US Environmental Agency (EPA) certified the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) as being in compliance with all of the applicable regulations governing the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel, high-level waste, and transuranic radioactive waste. The WIPP, a transuranic waste repository, is the first deep geologic repository in the US to have successfully demonstrated regulatory compliance with long-term radioactive waste disposal regulations and be certified to receive wastes. Many lessons were learned throughout the 25-year history of the WIPP--from site selection to the ultimate successful certification. The experiences and lessons learned from the WIPP may be of general interest to other repository programs in the world. The lessons learned include all facets of a repository program: programmatic, managerial, regulatory, technical, and social. This paper addresses critical issues that arose during the 25 years of WIPP history and how they influenced the program.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {9}
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