High-level radioactive waste management in the United States. Background and status: 1996

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The US high-level radioactive waste disposal program is investigating a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine whether or not it is a suitable location for the development of a deep mined geologic repository. At this time, the US program is investigating a single site, although in the past, the program involved successive screening and comparison of alternate locations. The United States civilian reactor programs do not reprocess spent fuel; the high-level waste repository will be designed for the emplacement or spent fuel and a limited amount of vitrified high-level wastes from previous reprocessing in the US. The legislation enabling ... continued below

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Dyer, J. R. & Voegele, M. D. December 31, 1996.

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  • Dyer, J. R. Dept. of Energy (United States). Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office
  • Voegele, M. D. TRW Environmental Safety Systems, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States)

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The US high-level radioactive waste disposal program is investigating a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine whether or not it is a suitable location for the development of a deep mined geologic repository. At this time, the US program is investigating a single site, although in the past, the program involved successive screening and comparison of alternate locations. The United States civilian reactor programs do not reprocess spent fuel; the high-level waste repository will be designed for the emplacement or spent fuel and a limited amount of vitrified high-level wastes from previous reprocessing in the US. The legislation enabling the US program also contains provisions for a Monitored Retrievable Storage facility, which could provide temporary storage of spent fuel accepted for disposal, and improve the flexibility of the repository development schedule.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99002288

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  • Other: DE99002288
  • Report No.: DOE/RW/00134--302-96
  • Grant Number: AC08-91RW00134
  • DOI: 10.2172/345022 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 345022
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680907

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Dyer, J. R. & Voegele, M. D. High-level radioactive waste management in the United States. Background and status: 1996, report, December 31, 1996; Las Vegas, Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680907/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.