Institutional Status, Challenges, and Plans Related to the MRS Program

by Wilma Probst, U.S. Dep of Energy, United States,
Robert McCallum, U.S. Dep of Energy, United States,
Richard Baker, U.S. Dep of Energy, United States,
Lisa Stevenson, U.S. Dep of Energy, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


This paper analyzes the role of institutional considerations in the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) program. Among the issues that will be discussed are: the present focus of the MRS program and its institutional environment; the institutional challenges facing the program; and the planning approach that the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is taking to address these challenges. The real challenge of MRS siting lies in the institutional area, in the attitude and participation of interested and involved parties, in the quality of the relationship that Department of Energy (DOE) has with these parties, and in the identification of a site that is suitable to these parties.

Subject Headings: Resilient modulus | Radioactive wastes | Waste storage | Radioactive materials | Hazardous materials | Integrated systems | Waste disposal | Government

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