Milestones for disposal of radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the United States

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The opening of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on March 26, 1999, was the culmination of a regulatory assessment process that had taken 25 years. National policy issues, negotiated agreements, and court settlements during the first 15 years of the project had a strong influence on the amount and type of scientific data collected up to this point. Assessment activities before the mid 1980s were undertaken primarily (1) to satisfy needs for environmental impact statements, (2) to satisfy negotiated agreements with the State of New Mexico, or (3) to develop general understanding of selected natural phenomena associated with nuclear waste ... continued below

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RECHARD,ROBERT P. March 1, 2000.

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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 opening of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on March 26, 1999, was the culmination of a regulatory assessment process that had taken 25 years. National policy issues, negotiated agreements, and court settlements during the first 15 years of the project had a strong influence on the amount and type of scientific data collected up to this point. Assessment activities before the mid 1980s were undertaken primarily (1) to satisfy needs for environmental impact statements, (2) to satisfy negotiated agreements with the State of New Mexico, or (3) to develop general understanding of selected natural phenomena associated with nuclear waste disposal. In the last 10 years, federal compliance policy and actual regulations were sketched out, and continued to evolve until 1996. During this period, stochastic simulations were introduced as a tool for the assessment of the WIPP's performance, and four preliminary performance assessments, one compliance performance assessment, and one verification performance assessment were performed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00752526

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  • Report No.: SAND98-0072/Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/752526 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 752526
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708888

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RECHARD,ROBERT P. Milestones for disposal of radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in the United States, report, March 1, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708888/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.