WIPP safety assessment

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Efforts to perform a safety assessment of the WIPP facility being proposed for southeastern New Mexico are summarized. Consequences of the events which result in loss of containment are of fundamental importance when making site selection, design decisions, and waste form acceptance criteria. This preliminary safety assessment of the WIPP facility is limited to a consequence assessment in terms of the dose to a maximally exposed individual as a result of introducing the radionuclides into the biosphere. Inherent in the methodology developed for this analysis are assumptions that were required to reduce the problem to one that could be approached ... continued below

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Brannen, J.P. January 1, 1979.

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Efforts to perform a safety assessment of the WIPP facility being proposed for southeastern New Mexico are summarized. Consequences of the events which result in loss of containment are of fundamental importance when making site selection, design decisions, and waste form acceptance criteria. This preliminary safety assessment of the WIPP facility is limited to a consequence assessment in terms of the dose to a maximally exposed individual as a result of introducing the radionuclides into the biosphere. Inherent in the methodology developed for this analysis are assumptions that were required to reduce the problem to one that could be approached with the available resources and data. These include static ecology and biosphere pathways, breach event does not alter geology from that now observed, parameters that affect geosphere transport remain constant during transit, and transfer coefficients for biosphere pathway components are independent of soil and chemical compounds that contain the radionclides.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 19. annual ASME symposium, geological disposal of nuclear waste, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 15 Mar 1979

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  • Report No.: SAND-79-0334C
  • Report No.: CONF-790304-3
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6418070
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1206175

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Brannen, J.P. WIPP safety assessment, article, January 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1206175/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.