Performance Assessment at the NRC: Current Issues and Recent Progress

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by Seth M. Coplan, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States,
Norman A. Eisenberg, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States,
John D. Randall, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990:

Abstract: Performance assessment plays a major role in the NRC's licensing program for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Planned and recent performance assessment activities include reactive work, such as the review of the Site Characterization Plan prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy for a repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and proactive work such as development and deployment of an NRC-staff performance assessment capability, development of regulatory guidance in the form of technical positions, rulemakings, conduct of a research program, and participation in a variety of international activities.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Federal government | Licensure and certification | Waste disposal | Site investigation | Industrial wastes | Geology |

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