Overview of Nevada Test Site Radioactive and Mixed Waste Disposal Operations
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office Environmental Management Program is responsible for carrying out the disposal of on-site and off-site generated low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and low-level radioactive mixed waste (MW) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Core elements of this mission are ensuring safe and cost-effective disposal while protecting workers, the public, and the environment. This paper focuses on the impacts of new policies, processes, and opportunities at the NTS related to LLW and MW. Covered topics include: the first year of direct funding for NTS waste disposal operations; zero tolerance policy for non-compliant packages; the suspension of mixed waste disposal; waste acceptance changes; DOE Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) auditing; the 92-Acre Area closure plan; new eligibility requirements for generators; and operational successes with unusual waste streams.
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- Conference: Waste Management 2009; Phoenix, Arizona; March 1 - 5, 2009
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- National Nuclear Security Administration
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- United States
- 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; AUDITS; CLOSURES; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MANAGEMENT; NEVADA TEST SITE; SECURITY; TOLERANCE; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES
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