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  • Main Title Methods for verifying compliance with low-level radioactive waste acceptance criteria


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: USDOE Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States
  • Name: Dames and Moore, Denver, CO (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1993-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 309 p.


  • Keyword: Low-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Radiation Detectors
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • Keyword: Compliance
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Packaging


  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1993


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96002302
  • Report No.: DOE/LLW--185
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/146794
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 146794
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621893


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96002302