Methods for verifying compliance with low-level radioactive waste acceptance criteria Page: 4 of 322
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This report summarizes the methods that are currently employed and those that
can be used to verify compliance with low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal
facility waste acceptance criteria (WAC). This report presents the applicable
regulations representing the Federal, State, and site-specific criteria for accepting LLW.
Typical LLW generators are summarized, along with descriptions of their waste streams
and final waste forms. General procedures and methods used by the LLW generators
to verify compliance with the disposal facility WAC are presented. The report was
written to provide an understanding of how a regulator could verify compliance with a
LLW disposal facility's WAC.
A comprehensive study of the methodology used to verify waste generator
compliance with the disposal facility WAC is presented in this report. The study
involved compiling the relevant regulations to define the WAC, reviewing regulatory
agency inspection programs, and summarizing waste verification technology and
equipment. The results of the study indicate that waste generators conduct verification
programs that include packaging, classification, characterization, and stabilization
elements. The current LLW disposal facilities perform waste verification steps on
incoming shipments. A model inspection and verification program, which includes an
emphasis on the generator's waste application documentation of their waste verification
program, is recommended. The disposal facility verification procedures primarily
involve the use of portable radiological survey instrumentation. The actual verification
of generator compliance to the LLW disposal facility WAC is performed through a
combination of incoming shipment checks and generator site audits.
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Methods for verifying compliance with low-level radioactive waste acceptance criteria, report, September 1, 1993; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621893/m1/4/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.