Managing commercial low-level radioactive waste beyond 1992: Issues and potential problems of temporary storage

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In accordance with the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, States will become responsible for managing low-level radioactive waste, including mixed waste, generated within their borders as of January 1, 1993. In response to this mandate, many States and compact regions have made substantial progress toward establishing new disposal capacity for these wastes. While this progress is noteworthy, many circumstances can adversely affect States` abilities to meet the 1993 deadline, and many States have indicated that they are considering other waste management options in order to fulfill their responsibilities beyond 1992. Among the options that States are considering ... continued below

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Kerr, T.A. December 31, 1991.

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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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In accordance with the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, States will become responsible for managing low-level radioactive waste, including mixed waste, generated within their borders as of January 1, 1993. In response to this mandate, many States and compact regions have made substantial progress toward establishing new disposal capacity for these wastes. While this progress is noteworthy, many circumstances can adversely affect States` abilities to meet the 1993 deadline, and many States have indicated that they are considering other waste management options in order to fulfill their responsibilities beyond 1992. Among the options that States are considering for the interim management of low- level radioactive waste is temporary storage. Temporary storage may be either short term or long term and may be at a centralized temporary storage facility provided by the State or a contractor, or may be at the point of generation or collection. Whether States choose to establish a centralized temporary storage facility or choose to rely on generators or brokers to provide additional and problem areas that must be addressed and resolved. Areas with many potential issues associated with the temporary storage of waste include: regulations, legislation, and policy and implementation guidance; economics; public participation; siting, design, and construction; operations; and closure and decommissioning.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96005884

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  • Other: DE96005884
  • Report No.: DOE/LLW--8843-91-1
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/183899 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 183899
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668691

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Kerr, T.A. Managing commercial low-level radioactive waste beyond 1992: Issues and potential problems of temporary storage, report, December 31, 1991; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668691/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.