Application of TQM to the Waste Management QA Regulatory Arena

by Tom Colandrea, ADTECH Energy/TQM Plus, San Diego, United States,
Carol Greebler, ADTECH Energy/TQM Plus, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Over the past several years, a number of the scientists involved with the high-level radioactive waste repository project have expressed concern regarding the application of quality assurance (QA) requirements to the work they are doing on the project. This paper summarizes the nature of a cross-section of these concerns and proposes the application of Total Quality Management (TQM) as an approach to help alleviate these concerns.

Subject Headings: Quality control | Radioactive wastes | Waste management | Management methods | Waste disposal | Recycling | Systems management

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