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Title: Site characterization plan: Yucca Mountain site, Nevada research and development area, Nevada: Consultation draft, Nuclear Waste Policy Act

The Yucca Mountain site in Nevada is one of three candidate sites for the first geologic repository for radioactive waste. On May 28, 1986, it was recommended by the Secretary of Energy and approved by the President for detailed study in a program of site characterization. This site characterization plan (SCP) has been prepared by the US Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with the requirements of the Nulcear Waste Policy Act to summarize the information collected to date about the geologic conditions at the site;to describe the conceptual designs for the repository and the waste package;and to present the plans for obtaining the geologic information necessary to demonstrate the suitability of the site for a repository, to design the repository and the waste package, to prepare an environmental impact statement, and to obtain from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) an authorization to construct the repository. This introduction begins with a brief section on the process for siting and developing a repository, followed by a discussion of the pertinent legislation and regulations. A description of site characterization is presented next;it describes the facilities to be constructed for the site characterization program and explains the principal activities to be conductedmore » during the program. Finally, the purpose, content, organizing principles, and organization of the site characterization plan are oulined, and compliance with applicable regulations is discussed.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
60327
Report Number(s):
DOE/RW-0160-Vol.5
ON: DE88007746
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-87NV10576
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1988
Research Org:
Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Nuclear Waste Management
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; NEVADA; GEOLOGY; ENGINEERING; NUCLEAR WASTE POLICY ACTS; COMPLIANCE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; Yucca Mountain Project