Critical comments on the US Environmental Protection Agency Standards 40 CFR 191

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This paper is about the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ``Environmental Standards for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Wastes,`` 40 CFR 191. These standards regulate the disposal of radioactive wastes in geologic repositories. Currently, two repository sites are under investigation: The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, may become the repository for defense-generated transuranic waste (TRU); and the Yucca Mountain site, located near Las Vegas, Nevada, may become the repository for spent reactor fuel and a small amount of reprocessing waste (hereinafter called high-level radioactive waste or HLW). The paper was ... continued below

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Pflum, C. G.; Van Konynenburg, R. A. & Krishna, P. January 14, 1993.

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This paper is about the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ``Environmental Standards for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Wastes,`` 40 CFR 191. These standards regulate the disposal of radioactive wastes in geologic repositories. Currently, two repository sites are under investigation: The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, may become the repository for defense-generated transuranic waste (TRU); and the Yucca Mountain site, located near Las Vegas, Nevada, may become the repository for spent reactor fuel and a small amount of reprocessing waste (hereinafter called high-level radioactive waste or HLW). The paper was written for readers who have an interest in 40 CFR 191 but do not have the time or inclination to ponder the technical details.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/10576--T6
  • Grant Number: AC08-87NV10576
  • DOI: 10.2172/139789 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 139789
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625429

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Pflum, C. G.; Van Konynenburg, R. A. & Krishna, P. Critical comments on the US Environmental Protection Agency Standards 40 CFR 191, report, January 14, 1993; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625429/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.