Safety Envelope Input: Nuclear Facility Isotopic Content (NFIC) Management System

by J. R. Genser, Westinghouse Savannah River Co, Aiken, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) is aggressively applying environmental remediation and radioactive waste management activities at the U. S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) to ensure compliance with today's challenging governmental laws and regulatory requirements. Accordingly, WSRC has developed a computer-based Nuclear Facility Isotopic Content (NFIC) Waste Management System to provide input for the safety envelope definition and assessment of site-wide facilities. Information describing the SRS 'Nuclear Facilities' and their respective bounding inventories of nuclear materials and radioactive waste was formulated using the NFIC Waste Management System. The NFIC Waste Management System can assist in safety-related decisions for those facilities, which contain nuclear materials and radioactive waste, by describing input for use in defining a safety envelope consisting of: baselines, maximum credible limits, and allowable levels ranging from defined thresholds to upper limits.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Recycling | Nuclear safety | Building envelope | Rivers and streams | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Geology

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