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A review of Department of Energy"s radioactive high-level waste cleanup programs

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

A review of Department of Energy"s radioactive high-level waste cleanup programs

hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, July 17, 2003

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactive waste sites -- Cleanup -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 74 p. ;
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15543953M
    ISBN 100160709199
    OCLC/WorldCa53795480

    radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, or byproduct material; and (2) radioactive waste which the NRC classifies as such. 42 U.S.C. § b(9). Spent nuclear fuel is the discarded fuel from a nuclear reactor prior to being reprocessed. 42 U.S.C. § (23). High-level radioactive waste consists of those materials which the NRC determines as. THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE I. INTRODUCTION Nevada’s Legislative Committee on High-Level Radioactive Waste is a permanent committee of the Nevada State Legislature whose authorization and duties are set forth under Nevada Revised Statutes (see Appendix A). Created in , the Committee is.

    The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries, based in Paris, France. The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, . Disposition of High Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel: The Continuing Societal and Technical Challenges [Committee on Disposition of High-Level Radioactive Waste Through Geological Isolation, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, National Research Council, Council, National Research] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Hardcover.

    responsibilities for implementing DOE 0 , Radioactive Waste Management, for the management of DOE high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, and the radioactive component of mixed waste. The purpose of the Manual is to catalog those proceduralFile Size: 2MB. A state official on Friday welcomed a new federal report that did not pick the Nevada National Security Site the "preferred alternative" for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste.


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A review of Department of Energy"s radioactive high-level waste cleanup programs by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A review of Department of Energy's radioactive high-level waste cleanup programs: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Waste Information Management System (WIMS) provided by Florida International University provides DOE with waste forecast data.

Manifest Information Management System is used to monitor the management of commercial low-level radioactive waste.; National Directory of Brokers and Processors Directory is intended for use by compacts, states, federal agencies and others.

DOE is currently revising its radioactive waste management regulation, DOE Orderand a link is provided for those activities, including the Complex-Wide Review Report, which is an analysis associated with implementation of the current requirements.

"The Academy is right on target in criticizing DOE's plans for high-level radioactive waste cleanup, which places schedule and budgetary concerns over protection of.

However, significant quantities of high-level radioactive waste are produced by the defense reprocessing programs at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities, such as Hanford, Washington, and Savannah River, South Carolina, and by commercial reprocessing operations at West Valley, New York.

These wastes, which are generally managed by DOE, are not. Low-Level Waste is all radioactive waste not classified as high-level waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, or by-product tailings containing uranium or thorium from processed ore (as defined in Section 11(e)2 of the Atomic Energy Act of [42 U.S.C.

et seq.]), and not classified as hazardous waste under the Resource. A review of radioactive waste management. the high level waste that generated from use of nuclear fuel, waste that is produced by defense programs, primarily nuclear.

Purchase Radioactive Waste Management and Contaminated Site Clean-Up - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNThe Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) commissioned this study by the National Academies’ Board on Radioactive Waste Management (BRWM) to provide technical advice for its accelerated site cleanup was established in to manage the cleanup of waste and environmental contamination that resulted from World War II and.

Continue cleanup of radioactive and chemical waste resulting from the Manhattan Project and Cold War activities. Description: DOE has been working for nearly 25 years to clean up the radioactive and chemical contamination left by six decades of weapons production and energy research during the Manhattan Project and the Cold War.

Background DOE defines low-level waste as all radioactive waste that does not fall within other classifications, such as high-level waste and spent (used) nuclear fuel. Mixed waste is low-level radioactive waste with hazardous components, such as. NRC. One Step at a Time: The Staged Development of Geologic Repositories for High-Level Radioactive Waste.

Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. NRC. Improving the Characterization Program for Contact-Handled Transuranic Waste Bound for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. What We Regulate. United States policies governing the permanent disposal of high-level radioactive waste are defined by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of as amended.

This act specifies. that high-level radioactive waste will be disposed of underground, in a deep geologic repository and that Yucca Mountain, Nevada, will be the single candidate site for.

Disposing of high-level wastes. High-level radioactive waste is stored temporarily in spent fuel pools and in dry cask storage facilities. Inin the 20 countries which account for most of the world's nuclear power generation, spent fuel storage capacity at the reactors wastonnes, with 59% of this utilized.

The safe management of nuclear and radioactive wastes is a subject that has recently received considerable recognition due to the huge volume of accumulative wastes and the increased public awareness of the hazards of these wastes.

This book aims to cover the practice and research efforts that are currently conducted to deal with the technical difficulties in different radioactive.

Energy begins construction of a high-level waste disposal site in another state. The annual assessment has been capped at $42, by appropriation for the past six years.

Low-level radioactive waste is, by definition, any waste which is not high-level. Though low-level waste is produced at Minnesota=s nuclear power plants, it is regulated and. High-level waste (HLW) is a type of nuclear waste created by the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. It exists in two main forms: First and second cycle raffinate and other waste streams created by nuclear reprocessing.; Waste formed by vitrification of liquid high-level waste.; Liquid high-level waste is typically held temporarily in underground tanks pending vitrification.

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) is responsible for storing and managing a total of ab metric tons of nuclear waste--spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste--at five DOE sites in Colorado, Idaho, New York, South Carolina, and.

The Management of High-Level Radioactive Wastes by Wm. Lennemann WHAT ARE HIGH-LEVEL WASTES The terms, low-level, medium- or intermediate-level and high-level radioactive wastes are being universally used, implying different concentrations of radionuclides or radioactivity in the waste.

These terms originated in the 's for operational. Geologic Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes- Earth-Science Perspectives By J. Bredehoeft, A. England, D. Stewart, N. Trask, and I.

Winograd U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR A summary of factors and processes that must be understood for the safe containment of high-level radioactive waste Cited by:. Topics: Nuclear and Radiation Studies Nuclear and Radioactive Waste Management Get the Report Each report is produced by a committee of experts selected by the Academy to address a particular statement of task and is subject to a rigorous, independent peer review; while the reports represent views of the committee, they also are endorsed by the.High-level radioactive waste management concerns how radioactive materials created during production of nuclear power and nuclear weapons are dealt with.

Radioactive waste contains a mixture of short-lived and long-lived nuclides, as well as non-radioactive nuclides. There was reported s tonnes of high-level nuclear waste stored in the United States dent” that the U.S.

Department of Energy will have the Yucca Mountain high-level waste repository license ap-plication submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Com-mission by June Sproat, head of the DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, which over-sees the Yucca Mountain project, was quoted in a Nuclear.