Criticality Safety and Shielding Design Issues in the Development of a High-Capacity Cask for Truck Transport

Transport of Multiassembly Sealed Canisters

Proposed Sealing Field Tests for a Potential High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository in Unsaturated Tuff

The Role of the M&O in the High-Level Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System

Estimation of Pass-By Trips Using a License Plate Survey
The objective of the study was to determine whether it is possible to estimate the percentage of pass-by trips using a license plate survey instead of the traditional interview survey....

Clean-Up of Contaminated Soils: A Necessary First Step in Industrial Land Redevelopment
This is a paper describing efforts by The Toronto Harbour Commissioners to demonstrate how several technologies can be effectively integrated to remove or reduce contaminant levels in...

Environmental Aspects and Compliance Costs of Hydropower Regulation
Recent experiences by American Electric Power with respect to mitigation at hydroelectric project sites on the upper Ohio River indicate that compliance with environmental regulations...

Nuclear Plant License Renewal: Benefits, Feasibility, and Process
The future of power plants in the U.S. is of growing concern. The need for competitively priced and economically safe plants is a must. The reluctance of the utility industry to produce...

First Update to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Program
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has updated its initial regulatory strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program. The update describes changes to the...

Regulatory Issues Impacting the U.S. High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program
This paper addresses current key regulatory issues impacting the U.S. high-level radioactive waste management program. The following issues pertain to the licensing of a geologic repository:...

Design Reviews From a Regulatory Perspective
This paper presents views on the role of the licensing engineer in the design process with specific emphasis on design reviews and the automated information management tools that support...

How Much Must the Geologic Barrier Contribute to Safe HLW Disposal?
As a prerequisite of a potential repository site, it is important to assess the role of each system component in providing safety and, in particular, to establish the specific geological...

Standardized, Utility-DOE Compatible, Spent Fuel Storage-Transport Systems
Virginia Power has developed and licensed a facility for dry storage of spent nuclear fuel in metal spent fuel storage casks. The modifications to the design of these casks necessary for...

The Role of Effective Communications in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing
Communications are essential to the licensing and general regulatory program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper attempts to identify and address certain aspects of, and approaches...

A Case History of Successful Nuclear Power Plant Licensing
Statewide siting studies, site-selection, site characterization and receipt of a construction permit for the Palo Verde Project were accomplished in 50 months. This achievement was made...

How Can the St. Lucie Unit 2 Licensing Experience Benefit the Licensing of a Nuclear Spent Fuel Repository
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a full power operating license for St. Lucie Unit 2 on June 10, 1983, just six years after construction began. The industry average for...

Industry Experience and Programs that Benefit the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Facility Design
The design objectives and criteria for an MRS must be responsive to the needs and concerns of the public and the industry. It is shown here that to the maximum extent, existing industry...

Disposal of Vitrified Waste in an Unsaturated Environment
An experimental program is described wherein the effect of important independent variables on glass reaction under conditions that may exist for unsaturated storage is examined. The effect...

Monitoring Compliance with Requirements During Site Characterization
The question of when a program of Regulatory Compliance should be applied and what it should be applied to, when the subject of compliance is a High Level Radioactive Waste Repository,...

Test and Evaluation of Natural Barriers at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Management of the Site Characterization Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for managing a characterization program for the Yucca Mountain site to collect data needed to determine if the site is suitable for recommendation...

 

 

 

 

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