Facility accident analysis for low-level waste management alternatives in the US Department of Energy Waste Management Program

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The risk to human health of potential radiological releases resulting from facility accidents constitutes an important consideration in the US Department of Energy (DOE) waste management program. The DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) is currently preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that evaluates the risks associated with managing five types of radiological and chemical wastes in the DOE complex. Several alternatives for managing each of the five waste types are defined and compared in the EM PEIS. The alternatives cover a variety of options for storing, treating, and disposing of the wastes. Several treatment methods and operation locations ... continued below

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Roglans-Ribas, J.; Mueller, C.; Nabelssi, B.; Folga, S. & Tompkins, M. June 1, 1995.

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The risk to human health of potential radiological releases resulting from facility accidents constitutes an important consideration in the US Department of Energy (DOE) waste management program. The DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) is currently preparing a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) that evaluates the risks associated with managing five types of radiological and chemical wastes in the DOE complex. Several alternatives for managing each of the five waste types are defined and compared in the EM PEIS. The alternatives cover a variety of options for storing, treating, and disposing of the wastes. Several treatment methods and operation locations are evaluated as part of the alternatives. The risk induced by potential facility accidents is evaluated for storage operations (current and projected waste storage and post-treatment storage) and for waste treatment facilities. For some of the five waste types considered, facility accidents cover both radiological and chemical releases. This paper summarizes the facility accident analysis that was performed for low-level (radioactive) waste (LLW). As defined in the EM PEIS, LLW includes all radioactive waste not classified as high-level, transuranic, or spent nuclear fuel. LLW that is also contaminated with chemically hazardous components is treated separately as low-level mixed waste (LLMW).

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INIS; OSTI as DE95012287

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  • Waste management `95, Tucson, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 2 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95012287
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--84317
  • Report No.: CONF-950216--143
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 79705
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc737862

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Roglans-Ribas, J.; Mueller, C.; Nabelssi, B.; Folga, S. & Tompkins, M. Facility accident analysis for low-level waste management alternatives in the US Department of Energy Waste Management Program, article, June 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737862/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.