U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EXPERIENCE IN CREATING AND COMMUNICATING THE CASE FOR THE SAFETY OF A POTENTIAL YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EXPERIENCE IN CREATING AND COMMUNICATING THE CASE FOR THE SAFETY OF A POTENTIAL YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY

Creator

  • Author: Boyle, W. J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Luik, A. E. Van
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: United States. Department of Energy. Yucca Mountain Project Office.
    Place of Publication: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Additional Info: Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date

  • Creation: 2005-08-30

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Experience gained by the U.S. Department of Energy (the Department) in making the recommendation for the development of the Yucca Mountain site as the nation's first high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel repository is useful for creating documents to support the next phase in the repository program, the licensing phase. The experience that supported the successful site-recommendation process involved a three-tiered approach. First, was making a highly technical case for regulatory compliance. Second, was making a broader case for safety in an Environmental Impact Statement. And third, producing plain language brochures, made available to the public in hard copy and on the Internet, to explain the Department's action and its legal and scientific bases. This paper reviews lessons learned from this process, and makes suggestions for the next stage of the repository program: licensing.

Subject

  • Keyword: Licensing
  • Keyword: Recommendations
  • Keyword: Compliance
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning, Policy And Economy
  • Keyword: Wastes
  • Keyword: Environmental Impact Statements
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Safety
  • Keyword: Internet
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: NA
  • Grant Number: NA
  • DOI: 10.2172/883449
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 883449
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876036