Evaluation of the Canadian HLW Disposal Program—Performance Assessment Aspects

by G. Sheng, Technical Advisory Committee to AECL, Canada,
L. W. Shemilt, Technical Advisory Committee to AECL, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990

Abstract: The inception and development of the Canadian HLW disposal program are described, showing its basis in the multi-barrier system concept and noting the mechanisms in place for its evaluation and review. The Canadian approach to performance assessment, which utilizes the concept of 'Systems Variability Analysis', and its computer implementation are explained. The emphasis that has been placed on quality assurance aspects is noted. Related judgments and comments by the Technical Advisory Committee on aspects of the program are summarized.

Subject Headings: Waste disposal | Computer analysis | Sensitivity analysis | Radioactive wastes | System analysis | Quality control | Computer software | Mathematics | North America | Canada

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