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Title: Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Abstract

The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the expected performance of the disposal system using a probabilistic risk assessment or performance assessment (PA). This PA must show that the expected repository performance will not release radioactive material above limits set by the EPA's standard. This assessment must include the consideration of inadvertent drilling into the repository at some future time.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
926092
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-99-2308, Rev. 3
TRN: US1001882
DOE Contract Number:  
AC29-01AL66444
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Period covered - September 2001 through August 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DRILLING; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; MONITORS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RISK ASSESSMENT; US EPA; WIPP; Delaware Basin; drilling; Compliance Certification Application; transuranic; radioactive; repository; criteria; oil; gas; potash; sulfur; shallow depths; surveillance; boreholes; EPA; brine; saturated; formation; hydrocarbon; wells; Castile Formation; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; permeability; strata; waterflooding; injection; salt water disposal wells; reservoir; carbon dioxide

Citation Formats

Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services, and Washington TRU Solutions LLC. Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/926092.
Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services, & Washington TRU Solutions LLC. Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report. United States. doi:10.2172/926092.
Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services, and Washington TRU Solutions LLC. Sat . "Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report". United States. doi:10.2172/926092. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/926092.
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title = {Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report},
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abstractNote = {The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the expected performance of the disposal system using a probabilistic risk assessment or performance assessment (PA). This PA must show that the expected repository performance will not release radioactive material above limits set by the EPA's standard. This assessment must include the consideration of inadvertent drilling into the repository at some future time.},
doi = {10.2172/926092},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {9}
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