PASS: a component of Desk Top PA for the WIPP

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There is a growing recognition internationally of the need to demonstrate comprehensiveness in order to build confidence in performance assessments (PAs) for radioactive waste disposal projects. This has resulted in a number of methodologies being developed to formalize the process of defining and documenting the decision basis that underlies a PA. Such methodologies include process influence diagrams and the rock engineering system (RES) matrix. However, these methodologies focus mainly on the conceptualization of the disposal system and do not provide a ready framework to document the decisions behind the model development and parameterization of the PA system. The Performance Assessment ... continued below

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Crawford, M.B.; Wilmot, R.D.; Galson, D.A.; Swift, P.N. & Fewell, M.E. January 1, 1998.

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There is a growing recognition internationally of the need to demonstrate comprehensiveness in order to build confidence in performance assessments (PAs) for radioactive waste disposal projects. This has resulted in a number of methodologies being developed to formalize the process of defining and documenting the decision basis that underlies a PA. Such methodologies include process influence diagrams and the rock engineering system (RES) matrix. However, these methodologies focus mainly on the conceptualization of the disposal system and do not provide a ready framework to document the decisions behind the model development and parameterization of the PA system. The Performance Assessment Support System (PASS) is a flexible electronic tool designed to increase the transparency and traceability of decision making in the entire PA process. An application of PASS has been developed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) where it forms an important component of Desk Top PA, a PC-based PA computational environment under development at Sandia National Laboratories to document, plan, and support management decisions and to assess performance for the WIPP recertification process. This desk-top PA environment is also aimed at providing scientifically-based decision support for assessing the performance of nuclear and hazardous waste management and environmental clean-up systems.

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 29 Apr - 2 May 1997

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  • Other: DE98003085
  • Report No.: SAND--97-2999C
  • Report No.: CONF-970426--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 642775
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696823

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Crawford, M.B.; Wilmot, R.D.; Galson, D.A.; Swift, P.N. & Fewell, M.E. PASS: a component of Desk Top PA for the WIPP, article, January 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696823/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.