Disposal of mixed waste: Technical, institutional, and policy factors

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In conjunction with the affected States as part of their interactions required by the Federal Facilities Compliance Act, the Department of Energy has been developing a process for a disposal configuration for its mixed low-level waste (MLLW). This effort, spanning more than two years, has reduced the potential disposal sites from 49 to 15. The remaining 15 sites have been subjected to a performance evaluation to determine their strengths and weaknesses for disposal of MLLW. The process has included institutional and policy factors as well as strictly technical analyses, and technical analyses must be supported by technical analyses, and technical ... continued below

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Waters, R. D.; Gruebel, M. M.; Letourneau, M. J. & Case, J. T. March 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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In conjunction with the affected States as part of their interactions required by the Federal Facilities Compliance Act, the Department of Energy has been developing a process for a disposal configuration for its mixed low-level waste (MLLW). This effort, spanning more than two years, has reduced the potential disposal sites from 49 to 15. The remaining 15 sites have been subjected to a performance evaluation to determine their strengths and weaknesses for disposal of MLLW. The process has included institutional and policy factors as well as strictly technical analyses, and technical analyses must be supported by technical analyses, and technical analyses must be performed within a framework which includes some institutional considerations, with the institutional considerations selected for inclusion largely a matter of policy. While the disposal configuration process is yet to be completed, the experience to date offers a viable approach for solving some of these issues. Additionally, several factors remain to be addressed before an MLLW disposal configuration can be developed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96006474

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  • Waste management `96: HLW, LLW, mixed wastes and environmental restoration - working towards a cleaner environment, Tucson, AZ (United States), 25-29 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96006474
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0378C
  • Report No.: CONF-960212--47
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 230598
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665711

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Waters, R. D.; Gruebel, M. M.; Letourneau, M. J. & Case, J. T. Disposal of mixed waste: Technical, institutional, and policy factors, article, March 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665711/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.