Preliminary siting activities for new waste handling facilities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

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The Idaho Waste Processing Facility, the Mixed and Low-Level Waste Treatment Facility, and the Mixed and Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility are new waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that have been proposed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). A prime consideration in planning for such facilities is the selection of a site. Since spring of 1992, waste management personnel at the INEL have been involved in activities directed to this end. These activities have resulted in the (a) identification of generic siting criteria, considered applicable to either treatment or disposal facilities for the purpose of preliminary site evaluations and ... continued below

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Taylor, D.D.; Hoskinson, R.L.; Kingsford, C.O. & Ball, L.W. September 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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The Idaho Waste Processing Facility, the Mixed and Low-Level Waste Treatment Facility, and the Mixed and Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility are new waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that have been proposed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). A prime consideration in planning for such facilities is the selection of a site. Since spring of 1992, waste management personnel at the INEL have been involved in activities directed to this end. These activities have resulted in the (a) identification of generic siting criteria, considered applicable to either treatment or disposal facilities for the purpose of preliminary site evaluations and comparisons, (b) selection of six candidate locations for siting,and (c) site-specific characterization of candidate sites relative to selected siting criteria. This report describes the information gathered in the above three categories for the six candidate sites. However, a single, preferred site has not yet been identified. Such a determination requires an overall, composite ranking of the candidate sites, which accounts for the fact that the sites under consideration have different advantages and disadvantages, that no single site is superior to all the others in all the siting criteria, and that the criteria should be assigned different weighing factors depending on whether a site is to host a treatment or a disposal facility. Stakeholder input should now be solicited to help guide the final selection. This input will include (a) siting issues not already identified in the siting, work to date, and (b) relative importances of the individual siting criteria. Final site selection will not be completed until stakeholder input (from the State of Idaho, regulatory agencies, the public, etc.) in the above areas has been obtained and a strategy has been developed to make a composite ranking of all candidate sites that accounts for all the siting criteria.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003832

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994

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  • Other: DE96003832
  • Report No.: EGG-WM--11118
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/195782 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 195782
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671110

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Taylor, D.D.; Hoskinson, R.L.; Kingsford, C.O. & Ball, L.W. Preliminary siting activities for new waste handling facilities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, report, September 1, 1994; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671110/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.