Impacts of transportation on a test and evaluation facility for nuclear waste disposal: a systems analysis

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An essential element of the Test and Evaluation Facility (TEF) is a waste packaging facility capable of producing a small number Test and Evaluation Facility of packages consisting of several different waste forms. The study envisions three scenarios for such a packaging facility: (1) modify an existing hot cell facility such as the Engine Maintenance Assembly and Disassembly (EMAD) facility at the Nevada Test Site so that it can serve as a packaging facility for the TEF. This scenario is referred to as the EMAD Option. (2) Build a new generic packaging facility (GPF) at the site of the TEF. ... continued below

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Varadarajan, R. V.; Peterson, R. W.; Joy, D. S. & Gibson, S. M. 1983.

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An essential element of the Test and Evaluation Facility (TEF) is a waste packaging facility capable of producing a small number Test and Evaluation Facility of packages consisting of several different waste forms. The study envisions three scenarios for such a packaging facility: (1) modify an existing hot cell facility such as the Engine Maintenance Assembly and Disassembly (EMAD) facility at the Nevada Test Site so that it can serve as a packaging facility for the TEF. This scenario is referred to as the EMAD Option. (2) Build a new generic packaging facility (GPF) at the site of the TEF. In other words, colocate the GPF and the TEF. This scenario is referred to as the GPF Option, and (3) utilize the EMAD facility in conjunction with a colocated GPF (of minimal size and scope) at the TEF. This scenario is referred to as the Split Option. The results of the system study clearly bring out the fact that transportation has a significant impact on the selection and siting of the waste packaging facility. Preliminary conclusions, subject to the assumptions of the study, include the following: (1) regardless of the waste form, the GPF option is preferable to the other two in minimizing both transportation costs and logistical problems, (2) for any given scenario and choice of waste forms, there exists a candidate TEF location for which the transportation costs are at a minimum compared to the other locations, (3) in spite of the increased transportation costs and logistical complexity, the study shows that the overall system costs favor modification of an existing hot cell facility for the particular case considered.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; OSTI as DE83012651

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  • 7. international symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, New Orleans, LA (United States), 15-20 May 1983

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  • Other: DE83012651
  • Report No.: CONF-830528--18
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830;W-7405-ENG-26
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 60292
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691617

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Varadarajan, R. V.; Peterson, R. W.; Joy, D. S. & Gibson, S. M. Impacts of transportation on a test and evaluation facility for nuclear waste disposal: a systems analysis, article, 1983; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691617/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.