Performance Assessment at the NRC: Current Issues and Recent Progress

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


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: Federal government | Radioactive wastes | Site investigation | Industrial wastes | Geology | Waste disposal | Licensure and certification | Nevada | United States

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