Quality Assurance for Hazardous-Waste Projects
An important aspect of an environmental Quality Assurance (QA) Program, as with any system designed to improve quality of performance, is the specification of objectives which, if met,...

Risk of Extreme and Catastrophic Events
Assessing the extreme tails of a probability distribution, where events of very low probability can nevertheless lead to catastrophic outcomes, is one of the most widely discussed and...

Is It Ethical to Profit from a Natural or Man-made Disaster?
When a natural disaster occurs, should engineers charge their usual fees? The winner of the Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members addresses some ethical aspects of this question using...

Lev Zetlin, 74, an Expert on Structural Disasters

Summary of Questions and Responses for Session 1: General Overview of Design Analysis and Licensing Considerations

Guidelines for the Development of Natural Phenomena Hazards Design Criteria for Surface Facilities
This paper discusses the rationale behind the guidelines, criteria, and methodologies that are currently used for natural phenomena hazard design and evaluation of DOE nuclear and non-nuclear...

Superfund: New Leadership, Old Problems
The often contentious Superfund program faces a Democratic administration�the first one since its inception�and reauthorization by a new congress, armed with a mandate to cut government...

Natural Hazard Issues in International Structural Engineering

Wind Hazards Reduction Program
The 1990's mark the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. In this context, the Wind Effects Committee of the Structural Division strongly endorses the establishment of a...

The Causticity of Accelerator for Shotcrete and its Impairment on Strength of Shotcrete
How on earth is the toxic and caustic injury of accelerator for shotcrete to operators and animals? How about its impairment on strength of shotcrete? The paper gives some reports and...

Assessment of Volcanic and Tectonic Hazards to High Level Radioactive Waste Repositories
Golder Associates Inc. (GAI) has developed a computer program (RIP) for performing probabilistic total system performance assessment and site characterization strategy evaluation which...

Constraints to Effective Dissemination of Educational and Informational Materials on Radioactive Waste and Radioactive Waste Management: A Delphi Study
Because of the increased use of nuclear energy worldwide, and consequently because of increased need to store high level radioactive waste, a pressing need has surfaced to inform the citizenry...

The DOE Tansportation Management Division's Motor Carrier Evaluation Program
The movement of hazardous materials and wastes over the nation's highways by commercial motor carriers presents a challenge for the purchaser of transportation services. During the next...

Maximum Individual Risks from Transported Spent Nuclear Fuel
The computer code TICLD (Transportation Individual Center Line Dose) is used with the computer code RADTRAN 4 to calculate maximum individual dose and risk from transportation accidents...

Regulatory Issues for WIPP Long-Term Compliance with EPA 40 CFR 191B and 268
Before disposing of transuranic radioactive waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the United States Department of Energy (DOE) must evaluate compliance with long-term regulations...

Critical Stresses in Nuclear Waste Container Under Normal Handling Conditions
Critical stresses in the pintle, flat tophead, canister shell, the bottom plate and in the weldment of a high level nuclear waste canister are evaluated under a variety of static and dynamic...

Incorporating Public Outreach in the MRS Design
As the design of the proposed DOE-OCRWM MRS facility progresses, facility layouts that allow for frequent and unhindered viewing of the MRS processes by the public should be developed....

A Job Performance Aid to Criticality Safety
The handling of hazardous materials is becoming more and more of a major concern to everyone. As a result the laws and restrictions regulating the handling, storage, disposal etc., of...

An Object Oriented Relational Database for Assessing Radioactive Material Transport
EnviroView is an object oriented relational database used for inventory control and monitoring locations of radioactive and toxic materials. Visual images of local sites, building locations,...

Remote Spent Fuel Handling in France at the La Hague Cask Unloading Facility
French policy for the back end of fuel cycle is based on spent fuel reprocessing. Irradiated spent fuels are transferred in casks from the nuclear reactors to the reprocessing plant where...

 

 

 

 

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