Technical changes that would contribute to success in the civilian radioactive waste management program; Revision 1

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This paper briefly reviews the history of the United States program for high-level waste disposal. It then describes the current DOE strategy for licensing and safety for a repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Changes that have occurred since the origin of the program and since publication of the Site Characterization Plan are reviewed. These include changes in external circumstances, changes in technology and new understanding of Yucca Mountain. An alternative approach is then described, based on four key concepts: a simple safety case, reversibility, demonstrability, and decompling operation of a repository from the operation of reactors.

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Ramspott, L. D. October 1993.

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This paper briefly reviews the history of the United States program for high-level waste disposal. It then describes the current DOE strategy for licensing and safety for a repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Changes that have occurred since the origin of the program and since publication of the Site Characterization Plan are reviewed. These include changes in external circumstances, changes in technology and new understanding of Yucca Mountain. An alternative approach is then described, based on four key concepts: a simple safety case, reversibility, demonstrability, and decompling operation of a repository from the operation of reactors.

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35 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE94014059

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  • Nuclear as a large-scale global option conference, Oak Ridge, TN (United States), 28-30 Sep 1993

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  • Other: DE94014059
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--114686-Rev.1
  • Report No.: CONF-9309295--3-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 145295
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626342

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Ramspott, L. D. Technical changes that would contribute to success in the civilian radioactive waste management program; Revision 1, article, October 1993; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626342/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.