Issues in performance assessments for disposal of US Department of Energy low-level waste
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors have long been pioneers in the field of radiological performance assessment (PA). Much effort has been expended in developing technology and acquiring data to facilitate the assessment process. This is reflected in DOE Order 5820.2A, Radioactive Waste Management Chapter III of the Order lists policy and requirements to manage the DOEs low-level waste; performance objectives for low-level waste management are stated to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. A radiological PA is also required to demonstrate compliance with the performance objectives. DOE Order 5820.2A further requires that an Oversight and Peer Review Panel be established to ensure consistency and technical quality around the DOE complex in the development and application of PA models that include site-specific geohydrology and waste composition. The DOE has also established a Performance Assessment Task Team (PATT) to integrate the activities of sites that are preparing PAs. The PATT`s purpose is to recommend policy and guidance to DOE on issues that impact PAs so that the approaches taken are as consistent as possible across the DOE complex.
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|Authors:||Wood, D.E. ; Wilhite, E.L. ; Duggan, G.J.|
|Subject:||nuclear fuels | biology and medicine, applied studies | LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES | RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT | RADIATION DOSES | COMPUTER CODES | EVALUATION | US DOE | US EPA | US NRC | RADIATION PROTECTION | HANFORD RESERVATION | NEVADA TEST SITE | IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY | ORNL | LANL | SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT|
|Type of publication:||Other|
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