Costs and impacts of transporting nuclear waste to candidate repository sites

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In this paper, a status report on the current estimated costs and impacts of transporting high-level nuclear wastes to candidate disposal sites is given. Impacts in this analysis are measured in terms of risk to public health and safety. Since it is difficult to project the status of the nuclear industry to the time of repository operation - 20 to 50 years in the future - particular emphasis in the paper is placed on the evaluation of uncertainties. The first part of this paper briefly describes the characteristics of the waste that must be transported to a high-level waste disposal ... continued below

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McSweeney, T.I.; Peterson, R.W. & Gupta, R. December 31, 1983.

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In this paper, a status report on the current estimated costs and impacts of transporting high-level nuclear wastes to candidate disposal sites is given. Impacts in this analysis are measured in terms of risk to public health and safety. Since it is difficult to project the status of the nuclear industry to the time of repository operation - 20 to 50 years in the future - particular emphasis in the paper is placed on the evaluation of uncertainties. The first part of this paper briefly describes the characteristics of the waste that must be transported to a high-level waste disposal site. This discussion is followed by a section describing the characteristics of the waste transport system. Subsequent sections describe the costs and risk assessments of waste transport. Finally, in a concluding section, the effect of the uncertainties in the definition of the waste disposal system on cost and risk levels is evaluated. This last section also provides some perspectives on the magnitude of the cost and risk levels relative to other comparable costs and risks generally encountered. 13 references, 2 figures, 16 tables.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; OSTI as DE84005297

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  • 5. civilian radioactive waste management information meeting, Washington, DC (United States), 12-15 Dec 1983

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  • Other: DE84005297
  • Report No.: CONF-831217--5
  • Grant Number: AC02-83CH10140
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 60511
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc698879

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McSweeney, T.I.; Peterson, R.W. & Gupta, R. Costs and impacts of transporting nuclear waste to candidate repository sites, article, December 31, 1983; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc698879/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.