Department of Energy perspective on high-level waste standards for Yucca Mountain

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This paper provides a regulatory perspective from the viewpoint of the potential licensee, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on Yucca Mountain standards issued in August 1995, and on how the recommendations in that report should be considered in the development of high-level radioactive waste standards applicable to Yucca Mountain. The paper first provides an overview of the DOE perspective and then discusses several of the issues that are of most importance in the development of the regulatory framework for Yucca Mountain, including both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard and ... continued below

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Brocoum, S. J.; Gil, A. V.; Van Luik, A. E. & Lugo, M. A. July 1, 1996.

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This paper provides a regulatory perspective from the viewpoint of the potential licensee, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on Yucca Mountain standards issued in August 1995, and on how the recommendations in that report should be considered in the development of high-level radioactive waste standards applicable to Yucca Mountain. The paper first provides an overview of the DOE perspective and then discusses several of the issues that are of most importance in the development of the regulatory framework for Yucca Mountain, including both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) implementing regulation. These issues include: the regulatory time frame, the risk/dose limit, the definition of the reference biosphere, human intrusion, and natural processes and events.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013192

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  • SPECTRUM `96: international conference on nuclear and hazardous waste management, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-23 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96013192
  • Report No.: CONF-960804--46
  • Grant Number: AC01-91RW00134
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 268555
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672777

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Brocoum, S. J.; Gil, A. V.; Van Luik, A. E. & Lugo, M. A. Department of Energy perspective on high-level waste standards for Yucca Mountain, article, July 1, 1996; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672777/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.