Regulatory Views on Seismic and Fault-Displacement Parameters Needed for a Geologic Repository Design

by Robert M. Bernero, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Analysis and Design Considerations for High-Level Nuclear Waste Repositories

Abstract: This paper presents the regulatory views of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff on some of the significant issues related to the seismic and faulting design of a geologic repository. The issues addressed include: (1) misconceptions related to the use of Appendix A to 10 CFR Part 100; (2) deterministic versus probabilistic assessment considerations; (3) consideration of fault displacements in the design of a geologic repository; and (4) internal consistency of regulations for seismic and faulting design of nuclear facilities.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Geological faults | Seismic tests | Parameters (statistics) | Building design | Probability | Federal government | North America | United States

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