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...

A Computer-Generated Film of Repository Operations
For the past fifteen years, the same types of questions concerning nuclear waste repository operations have kept coming up over and over again. What should be the average throughput for...

The Impact of Using Reduced-Capacity Baskets on Cask Fleet Size and Cask Fleet Mix
The Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System transportation system will encounter a wide range of spent fuel characteristics. Since the Initiative I casks are being designed to transport...

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...

Application of Monte Carlo Neutron Photon to Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant Design Analysis
The Monte Carlo Neutron Photon (MCNP) computer program ('MNCP - A General Monte Carlo Code for Neutron and Photon Transport, Version 3A') (in PC and mainframe versions) has been used for...

Mechanical Design of the Storage Tubes in the HWVP Canister Storage Building
Canisters of high-level waste from the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) will be stored in an adjacent facility, the Canister Storage Building (CSB). The canisters are stored vertically...

Minds for the Future
Successful long-term implementation of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's (OCRWM) program depends on its ability to recruit qualified individuals educated and trained...

WAPPA Modeling of Post-Emplacement Performance of the AECL HLNW Package
Environment Canada (EC) is anticipating, in the near future, a review of the EIS document released by AECL which addresses the performance of their HLNW disposal concept. This paper presents...

Waste Packager and Areal Power Density Approximator (WPA3) Computer Code
A microcomputer-based computer code called Waste Packager and Areal Power Density (APD) Approximator (WPA3) has been developed to compute waste package inventories and track individual...

Analyses of Natural Resources in 10 CFR Part 60 as Related to Inadvertent Human Intrusion
The purpose of this paper is to examine the intent of the regulatory language of the portions of 10 CFR Part 60 which deal with considerations of the natural resources of a proposed geologic...

EEI/UWASTE Oversight of the DOE Repository Program by the Repository Information Exchange Team
The Utility Nuclear Waste and Transportation Program of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI/UWASTE) has conducted reviews of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) repository program through...

Utility-DOE Interface Considerations of the Universal Container Systems Concept
This paper discusses the utility-DOE interface issues that must be addressed by the Department of Energy (DOE), the utility industry, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) prior...

A Concept to Combine DOE Waste Minimization Goals with Commercial Utility Needs for a Universal Container System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage, Transportation, and Disposal
The concept of storing, transporting, and disposing of spent fuel using a single package, which has obvious advantages, is put forward. It is coupled with using contaminated scrap metal...

An Inverse Procedure for Estimating the Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivities of Volcanic Tuffs
A procedure is developed for estimating the hydraulic conductivity function of unsaturated volcanic tuff, using measurements of the sorptivity and capillary pressure functions. The method...

A Working Definition of Scenario and a Method of Scenario Construction
The event-tree method of scenario construction has been chosen for the Yucca Mountain performance assessment. Its applicability and suitability to the problem are discussed and compared...

Flow and Transport in Hierarchically Fractured Systems
Preliminary results indicate that flow in the saturated zone at Yucca Mountain is controlled by fractures. A current conceptual model assumes that the flow in the fracture system can be...

Recent Management Experience of UK Performance Assessments of Radioactive Waste Disposal
The approach to management used over the past decade by a UK Government regulatory body (HMIP) to develop, test and apply integrated risk assessment methods, using a team of private contractors,...

Application of Discrete Event Simulation to MRS Design
The application of discrete event simulation to the Monitored, Retrievable Storage (MRS) material handling operations supported the MRS conceptual design effort and established a set of...

Human Factors Engineering Applications to the Cask Design Activities of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program
The use of human factors engineering (HFE) in the design and use of spent fuel casks being developed for the Department of Energy's Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program is addressed....

Evaluation of Neutron Emission from Vitrified HLW Compositions
Neutron radiological hazards from vitrified HLW are important for handling and transportation - especially if the concept of separate storage of concentrated transuranics is adopted, as...

 

 

 

 

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