Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant:

Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant:

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) disposes of plutonium-contaminated debris from its 27 nuclear weapons facilities at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), an underground repository in Carlsbad, New Mexico. After four years of operational experience, DOE has opportunities to make changes to the costly and time-consuming process of qcharacterizingq the waste to confirm that it is appropriate for shipment to and disposal at WIPP. The report says that in order to make such changes, DOE should conduct and publish a systematic and quantitative assessment to show that the proposed changes would not affect the protection of workers, the public, or the environment.Final Report Committee on the Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, ... Field Office transmitted a summary of proposed resolutions or action items for the following draft of its characterization plan. ... regulatory requirements, and legal requirements and led to the development of a discreet list of Characterization objectives. ... This effectively drives the decision from the container level to the stream level where hazardous waste codeanbsp;...


Title:Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant:
Author: Committee on the Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2002-08-28
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