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Progress in long-lived radioactive waste management and disposal at the waste isolation pilot plant

Abstract

The Salado Formation is buried more than 350 m beneath the sands and cacti of the Chihuahuan Desert and hosts the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) deep geological repository at a depth of approximately 650 m. Since the WIPP repository is at least 10 years ahead of any other repository development for long-lived radioactive waste, other radioactive waste management organizations and institutions could benefit both scientifically and politically from sharing the lessons learned at WIPP. Benefits would include using existing expertise and facilities to cost-effectively address and solve program-specific issues and to train staff. The characteristics of the WIPP repository and infrastructure are described in this paper. (author)
Authors:
Triay, I R; Matthews, M L; [1]  Eriksson, L G [2] 
  1. U.S. Dept. of Energy Carlsbad Field Office, New Mexico (United States)
  2. GRAM, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2001
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-FR-1110
Resource Relation:
Conference: Global 2001 international conference on: ''back-end of the fuel cycle: from research to solutions'', Paris (France), 9-13 Sep 2001; Other Information: PBD: 2001
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SAFETY; WIPP
OSTI ID:
20264251
Research Organizations:
Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Dechets Radioactifs, ANDRA, 92 - Chatenay Malabry (France); CEA, 75 - Paris (France); Cogema, 78 - Velizy-Villacoublay (France); Electricite de France (EDF), 75 - Paris (France); FRAMATOME, 92 - Paris-La-Defence (France); Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0201898031079
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
[3] pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Triay, I R, Matthews, M L, and Eriksson, L G. Progress in long-lived radioactive waste management and disposal at the waste isolation pilot plant. France: N. p., 2001. Web.
Triay, I R, Matthews, M L, & Eriksson, L G. Progress in long-lived radioactive waste management and disposal at the waste isolation pilot plant. France.
Triay, I R, Matthews, M L, and Eriksson, L G. 2001. "Progress in long-lived radioactive waste management and disposal at the waste isolation pilot plant." France.
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title = {Progress in long-lived radioactive waste management and disposal at the waste isolation pilot plant}
author = {Triay, I R, Matthews, M L, and Eriksson, L G}
abstractNote = {The Salado Formation is buried more than 350 m beneath the sands and cacti of the Chihuahuan Desert and hosts the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) deep geological repository at a depth of approximately 650 m. Since the WIPP repository is at least 10 years ahead of any other repository development for long-lived radioactive waste, other radioactive waste management organizations and institutions could benefit both scientifically and politically from sharing the lessons learned at WIPP. Benefits would include using existing expertise and facilities to cost-effectively address and solve program-specific issues and to train staff. The characteristics of the WIPP repository and infrastructure are described in this paper. (author)}
place = {France}
year = {2001}
month = {Jul}
}