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Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Final Report (Compass series)

ISBN13: 9780309084604
ISBN: 0309084601
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $33.0
Publisher: National Academies Press
Published Date:
Pages: 132

The U.S. Department of Energy� (DOE) disposes of plutonium-contaminated debris from its 27 nuclear weapons facilities at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), an underground repository� in� Carlsbad, � New Mexico.� After four years of operational experience, DOE has opportunities to make changes to� the costly and time-consuming process of characterizing the waste� to confirm that it is appropriate for shipment to� and disposal at WIPP. � The report says that in order to make such changes, � DOE should conduct and publish a systematic and quantitative assessment to show that the proposed changes would not affect the protection of workers, the public, or the environment.