US DOE-EM On-Site Disposal Cell Working Group - Fostering Communication On Performance Assessment Challenges

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On-site disposal cells are in use and being considered at several U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) sites as the final disposition for large amounts of waste associated with cleanup of contaminated areas and facilities. These facilities are typically developed with regulatory oversight from States and/or the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in addition to USDOE. The facilities are developed to meet design standards for disposal of hazardous waste as well as the USDOE performance based standards for disposal of radioactive waste. The involvement of multiple and different regulators for facilities across separate sites has resulted in some differences in expectations ... continued below

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Seitz, Roger R.; Suttora, Linda C. & Phifer, Mark March 1, 2014.

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  • Seitz, Roger R. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
  • Suttora, Linda C. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Site Restoration, Germantown, MD (United States)
  • Phifer, Mark Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina

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On-site disposal cells are in use and being considered at several U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) sites as the final disposition for large amounts of waste associated with cleanup of contaminated areas and facilities. These facilities are typically developed with regulatory oversight from States and/or the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in addition to USDOE. The facilities are developed to meet design standards for disposal of hazardous waste as well as the USDOE performance based standards for disposal of radioactive waste. The involvement of multiple and different regulators for facilities across separate sites has resulted in some differences in expectations for performance assessments and risk assessments (PA/RA) that are developed for the disposal facilities. The USDOE-EM Office of Site Restoration formed a working group to foster improved communication and sharing of information for personnel associated with these Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) disposal cells and work towards more consistent assumptions, as appropriate, for technical and policy considerations related to performance and risk assessments in support of a Record of Decision and Disposal Authorization Statement. The working group holds teleconferences, as needed, focusing on specific topics of interest. The topics addressed to date include an assessment of the assumptions used for performance assessments and risk assessments (PA/RAs) for on-site disposal cells, requirements and assumptions related to assessment of inadvertent intrusion, DOE Manual 435.1-1 requirements, and approaches for consideration of the long-term performance of liners and covers in the context of PAs. The working group has improved communication among the staff and oversight personnel responsible for onsite disposal cells and has provided a forum to identify and resolve common concerns.

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  • WM2014 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona (United States), 2-6 Mar 2014

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  • Report No.: SRNL-STI--2014-00021
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-08SR22470
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1122799
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc872438

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Seitz, Roger R.; Suttora, Linda C. & Phifer, Mark. US DOE-EM On-Site Disposal Cell Working Group - Fostering Communication On Performance Assessment Challenges, article, March 1, 2014; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc872438/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.