Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pace-90 Geologic Repository Performance Assessment Exercise Activity

by Donald Alexander, DOE-OCRWM, United States,
Paul Gnirk, DOE-OCRWM, United States,
Larry Rickertsen, DOE-OCRWM, United States,
Jean Younker, DOE-OCRWM, United States,
Abraham Van Luik, DOE-OCRWM, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


During 1989, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a determined effort to integrate and focus the performance-assessment activities required to support the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement and a License Application, including a Safety Analysis Report, for the development of a geologic repository for the permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste at the Yucca Mountain Site in Nevada, provided the site is determined to be suitable for such development. This effort, involving DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management and Yucca Mountain Project Office, and their various contractor organizations, included (1) the development of plans for the management of performance-assessment activities, the strategy to be followed to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements, and the implementation of near-term performance-assessment activities in support of this strategy, and (2) the development and implementation of performance-assessment calculational exercises (PACE) for 1989.

Subject Headings: Geology | Waste sites | Site investigation | Radioactive wastes | Licensure and certification | Safety | Industrial wastes | Environmental issues | Nevada | United States

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