Comparative approaches to siting low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities

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This report describes activities in nine States to select site locations for new disposal facilities for low-level radioactive waste. These nine States have completed processes leading to identification of specific site locations for onsite investigations. For each State, the status, legal and regulatory framework, site criteria, and site selection process are described. In most cases, States and compact regions decided to assign responsibility for site selection to agencies of government and to use top-down mapping methods for site selection. The report discusses quantitative and qualitative techniques used in applying top-down screenings, various approaches for delineating units of land for comparison, ... continued below

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119 p.

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Newberry, W.F. July 1, 1994.

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    Publisher Info: EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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This report describes activities in nine States to select site locations for new disposal facilities for low-level radioactive waste. These nine States have completed processes leading to identification of specific site locations for onsite investigations. For each State, the status, legal and regulatory framework, site criteria, and site selection process are described. In most cases, States and compact regions decided to assign responsibility for site selection to agencies of government and to use top-down mapping methods for site selection. The report discusses quantitative and qualitative techniques used in applying top-down screenings, various approaches for delineating units of land for comparison, issues involved in excluding land from further consideration, and different positions taken by the siting organizations in considering public acceptance, land use, and land availability as factors in site selection.

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119 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96001577

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jul 1994

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  • Other: DE96001577
  • Report No.: DOE/LLW--199
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/114010 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 114010
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625421

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Newberry, W.F. Comparative approaches to siting low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities, report, July 1, 1994; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625421/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.