LANL environmental restoration site ranking system: System description. Final report

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The basic structure of the LANL Environmental Restoration (ER) Site Ranking System and its use are described in this document. A related document, Instructions for Generating Inputs for the LANL ER Site Ranking System, contains detailed descriptions of the methods by which necessary inputs for the system will be generated. LANL has long recognized the need to provide a consistent basis for comparing the risks and other adverse consequences associated with the various waste problems at the Lab. The LANL ER Site Ranking System is being developed to help address this need. The specific purpose of the system is to ... continued below

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Merkhofer, L.; Kann, A. & Voth, M. October 13, 1992.

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The basic structure of the LANL Environmental Restoration (ER) Site Ranking System and its use are described in this document. A related document, Instructions for Generating Inputs for the LANL ER Site Ranking System, contains detailed descriptions of the methods by which necessary inputs for the system will be generated. LANL has long recognized the need to provide a consistent basis for comparing the risks and other adverse consequences associated with the various waste problems at the Lab. The LANL ER Site Ranking System is being developed to help address this need. The specific purpose of the system is to help improve, defend, and explain prioritization decisions at the Potential Release Site (PRS) and Operable Unit (OU) level. The precise relationship of the Site Ranking System to the planning and overall budget processes is yet to be determined, as the system is still evolving. Generally speaking, the Site Ranking System will be used as a decision aid. That is, the system will be used to aid in the planning and budgetary decision-making process. It will never be used alone to make decisions. Like all models, the system can provide only a partial and approximate accounting of the factors important to budget and planning decisions. Decision makers at LANL will have to consider factors outside of the formal system when making final choices. Some of these other factors are regulatory requirements, DOE policy, and public concern. The main value of the site ranking system, therefore, is not the precise numbers it generates, but rather the general insights it provides.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017359

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  • Other Information: PBD: 13 Oct 1992

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  • Other: DE95017359
  • Report No.: LA-SUB--95-99
  • Report No.: ADA--92-2106
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/114028 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 114028
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622240

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Merkhofer, L.; Kann, A. & Voth, M. LANL environmental restoration site ranking system: System description. Final report, report, October 13, 1992; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622240/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.