American Society of Civil Engineers

A Waste Package Strategy for Regulatory Compliance

by David Stahl, (Science Applications Int Corp, United States) and Michael O. Cloninger, (Science Applications Int Corp, United States)

pp. 431-436

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990
Abstract: This paper summarizes the strategy given in the Site Characterization Plan (SCP) for demonstrating complicance with the post closure performance objectives for the waste package and the Engineered Barrier System (EBS) contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 60 (10 CFR60), (Ref.2) particularly 10 CFR 60.113, and other applicable documents. The strategy consists of the development of a conservative waste package design that will meet the regulatory requirement with sufficient margin for uncertainty using a multi-barrier approach that takes advantage of the unsaturated nature of the Yucca Mountain site.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Waste disposal
Waste management
Radioactive wastes
Performance characteristics

Author Keywords:
Radioactive Materials
Containers - Nuclear Reactors--Spent Fuels - Radioactive Wastes--Geological Repositories
Engineered Barrier System (EBS) - High-Level Waste (HLW) Glass - Waste Package Design - Waste Package Environment Scenario - Waste Package Strategy