Preliminary Performance Assessment of a Nevada Test Site Waste Disposal Facility

by Laura L. Price, Sandia Natl Lab, Albuquerque, United States,
Natalie E. Olague, Sandia Natl Lab, Albuquerque, United States,
D. A. Zimmerman, Sandia Natl Lab, Albuquerque, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The performance of the Nevada Test Site Greater Confinement Disposal (GCD) site was assessed against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for disposal of high-level waste, spent fuel and transuranic waste, 40 CFR Part 191. No new data were collected for this assessment. This preliminary assessment indicates that the GCD concept is a viable method of disposing of transuranic wastes. The results are being used to direct future site characterization activities.

Subject Headings: Waste disposal | Waste sites | Radioactive wastes | Fuels | Site investigation | Recycling | Nuclear power | Nevada | United States

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