Transporting transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Risk and cost perspectives

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is an authorized US Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility constructed near the city of Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico. The facility is intended to demonstrate the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste resulting from US defense activities. Under the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act of 1992 (LWA), federal lands surrounding the WIPP facility were withdrawn from all public use and the title of those lands was transferred to the Secretary of Energy. The DOE's TRU waste is stored, and in some cases is still being generated, at 10 large-quantity and 13 ... continued below

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Biwer, B. M.; Gilette, J. L.; Poch, L. A. & Suermann, J. F. February 16, 1999.

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is an authorized US Department of Energy (DOE) research and development facility constructed near the city of Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico. The facility is intended to demonstrate the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste resulting from US defense activities. Under the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act of 1992 (LWA), federal lands surrounding the WIPP facility were withdrawn from all public use and the title of those lands was transferred to the Secretary of Energy. The DOE's TRU waste is stored, and in some cases is still being generated, at 10 large-quantity and 13 small-quantity sites across the US. After applicable certification requirements have been met, the TRU waste at these sites will be sent to the WIPP to initiate the disposal phase of the facility, which according to current planning is projected to last for approximately 35 years.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00012405

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  • Annual Waste-Management Education and Research Consortium Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, NM (US), 04/27/1999--04/29/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP-98421
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 12405
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622187

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Biwer, B. M.; Gilette, J. L.; Poch, L. A. & Suermann, J. F. Transporting transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Risk and cost perspectives, article, February 16, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622187/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.