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Title: Regulatory guidance on soil cover systems

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in September 1991, completed revisions to 14 sections of the Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of a License Application for a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility. The major purposes of the SRP are to ensure the quality and uniformity of the NRC staff`s safety reviews, and to present a well-defined base from which to evaluate the acceptability of information and data provided in the Safety Analysis Report (SAR) portion of the license application. SRP 3.2, entitled, Design Considerations for Normal and Abnormal/Accident Conditions, was one of the sections that was revised by the NRC staff. This revision was completed to provide additional regulatory guidance on the important considerations that need to be addressed for the proper design and construction of soil cover systems that are to be placed over the LLW. The cover system over the waste is acknowledged to be one of the most important engineered barriers for the long-term stable performance of the disposal facility. The guidance in revised SRP 3.2 summarizes the previous efforts and recommendations of the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE), and a peer review panel on the placement of soil cover systems. NRC published thesemore » efforts in NUREG/CR-5432. The discussions in this paper highlight selected recommendations on soil cover issues that the NRC staff considers important for ensuring the safe, long-term performance of the soil cover systems. The development phases to be discussed include: (1) cover design; (2) cover material selection; (3) laboratory and field testing; (4) field placement control and acceptance; and (5) penetrations through the constructed covers.« less
Authors:
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  1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
332773
Report Number(s):
CONF-911114--PROC.
ON: DE98050432; TRN: IM9916%%75
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 13. annual DOE low-level waste management conference, Atlanta, GA (United States), 19-21 Nov 1991; Other Information: PBD: [1991]; Related Information: Is Part Of Thirteenth annual U.S. DOE low-level radioactive waste management conference: Proceedings; PB: 443 p.
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). National Low-Level Waste Management Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; LICENSE APPLICATIONS; COVERINGS; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; RECOMMENDATIONS; US NRC; DESIGN; MATERIALS; PERFORMANCE TESTING