Approaches to LLW disposal site selection and current progress of host states

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In accordance with the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and under the guidance of 10 CFR 61, States have begun entering into compacts to establish and operate regional disposal facilities for low-level radioactive waste. The progress a state makes in implementing a process to identify a specific location for a disposal site is one indication of the level of a state's commitment to meeting its responsibilities under Federal law and interstate compact agreements. During the past few years, several States have been engaged in site selection processes. The purpose of this report is to summarize the site ... continued below

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Walsh, J.J. & Kerr, T.A. November 1, 1990.

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    Publisher Info: EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (USA)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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In accordance with the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and under the guidance of 10 CFR 61, States have begun entering into compacts to establish and operate regional disposal facilities for low-level radioactive waste. The progress a state makes in implementing a process to identify a specific location for a disposal site is one indication of the level of a state's commitment to meeting its responsibilities under Federal law and interstate compact agreements. During the past few years, several States have been engaged in site selection processes. The purpose of this report is to summarize the site selection approaches of some of the Host States (California, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Illinois), and their progress to date. An additional purpose of the report is to discern whether the Host States's site selection processes were heavily influenced by any common factors. One factor each state held in common was that political and public processes exerted a powerful influence on the site selection process at virtually every stage. 1 ref.

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  • Other: DE91006148
  • Report No.: EGG-LLW-9343-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/6127908 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6127908
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1106112

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Walsh, J.J. & Kerr, T.A. Approaches to LLW disposal site selection and current progress of host states, report, November 1, 1990; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1106112/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.