Overview of the Quality Assurance Program Applied to the Performance Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the first deep geologic repository for radioactive waste disposal in the world to be certified by a regulator. Rigorous, nuclear-industry quality assurance (QA) requirements were imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the Scientific Advisor to the US Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories applied these standards to the experimental studies and performance assessment used in the certification process. The QA program ensured that activities conducted by SNL were traceable, transparent, reviewed, reproducible, and retrievable. As a result, regulators and stakeholders were able to evaluate and ultimately certify and accept the WIPP.

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Pickering, S.Y. March 29, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the first deep geologic repository for radioactive waste disposal in the world to be certified by a regulator. Rigorous, nuclear-industry quality assurance (QA) requirements were imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the Scientific Advisor to the US Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories applied these standards to the experimental studies and performance assessment used in the certification process. The QA program ensured that activities conducted by SNL were traceable, transparent, reviewed, reproducible, and retrievable. As a result, regulators and stakeholders were able to evaluate and ultimately certify and accept the WIPP.

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6 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00005030

Medium: P; Size: 6 pages

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  • 7th International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Remediation, Nagoya (JP), 09/01/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND98-2832C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5030
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691897

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Pickering, S.Y. Overview of the Quality Assurance Program Applied to the Performance Assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, article, March 29, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691897/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.