Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Waste Package Plan

by D. J. Harrison-Giesler, U.S. Dept of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,
R. P. Morissette, U.S. Dept of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,
L. J. Jardine, U.S. Dept of Energy, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991

Abstract: The goal of the U.S. Department Of Energy's (DOE) Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project (YMP) waste package program is to develop, confirm the effectiveness of, and document a design for a waste package and associated engineered barrier system (EBS) for spent nuclear fuel and solidified high-level nuclear waste (HLW) that meets the applicable regulatory requirements for a geologic repository. The Waste Package Plan describes the waste package program and establishes the technical approach against which overall progress can be measured. It provides guidance for execution and describes the essential elements of the program, including the objectives, technical plan, and management approach. The plan covers the time period up to the submission of a repository license application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste sites | Solid wastes | Federal government | Nuclear power | Fuels | Geology

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