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Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

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ISBN : OCLC:1097428315
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Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Author : Mark Holt
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Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Author : Mark Holt
ISBN : OCLC:59130729
Genre : Radioactive waste disposal
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Department Of Energy S Civilian Nuclear Waste Program Second Session March 31 1992

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
ISBN : UCAL:B5130326
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Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Author : Congressional Research Service
ISBN : 1979693455
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Management of civilian radioactive waste has posed difficult issues for Congress since the beginning of the nuclear power industry in the 1950s. Federal policy is based on the premise that nuclear waste can be disposed of safely, but proposed storage and disposal facilities have frequently been challenged on safety, health, and environmental grounds. Although civilian radioactive waste encompasses a wide range of materials, most of the current debate focuses on highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants. The United States currently has no disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) calls for disposal of spent nuclear fuel in a deep geologic repository. NWPA established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) in the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop such a repository, which would be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Amendments to NWPA in 1987 restricted DOE's repository site studies to Yucca Mountain in Nevada. DOE submitted a license application for the proposed Yucca Mountain repository to NRC on June 3, 2008. The State of Nevada strongly opposes the Yucca Mountain project, citing excessive water infiltration, earthquakes, volcanoes, human intrusion, and other technical issues. Licensing and design work for the proposed Yucca Mountain repository was halted under the Obama Administration, which cited continued opposition from Nevada. However, the Trump Administration included funds to restart Yucca Mountain licensing in its FY2018 budget submission to Congress on March 16, 2017. The House-passed omnibus appropriations bill for FY2018 (H.R. 3354, H.Rept. 115-230) includes the Administration's proposed funding for Yucca Mountain. However, the FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee (S. 1609, S.Rept. 115-132) would provide no funding. Although no funding has been appropriated for Yucca Mountain activities since FY2010, a federal appeals court on August 13, 2013, ordered NRC to continue the licensing process with previously appropriated funds. The NRC staff completed its safety evaluation report on Yucca Mountain on January 29, 2015, concluding that the repository would meet NRC standards after specific additional actions were taken, such as acquisition of land and water rights. After halting the Yucca Mountain project, the Obama Administration established the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future to develop an alternative nuclear waste policy. The commission issued its final report on January 26, 2012, recommending a "consent based" process for siting nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities. After OCRWM was dismantled, responsibility for implementing the Obama Administration's nuclear waste policy was given to DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). In January 2013, NE issued a nuclear waste strategy based on the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations. The strategy called for a pilot interim storage facility for spent fuel from closed nuclear reactors to open by 2021 and a larger storage facility to open by 2025. A site for a permanent underground waste repository would be selected by 2026, and the repository would open by 2048. DOE issued a draft consent-based nuclear waste siting process on January 12, 2017. A bill to provide the necessary land controls for the planned Yucca Mountain repository (H.R. 3053) was ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on June 28, 2017. As amended by the committee, the bill would authorize DOE to store commercial waste from nuclear power plants at a nonfederal interim storage facility. It would also increase the capacity limit on the Yucca Mountain repository from 70,000 to 110,000 metric tons, in comparison with the 76,500 metric tons currently stored at U.S. nuclear plants, and provide mandatory funding for specific stages of repository development.

Civilian Radioactive Waste Disposal

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
ISBN : PSU:000013364014
Genre : Hazardous waste sites
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Department Of Energy S Civilian Nuclear Waste Program

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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Mission Plan For The Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development
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Nuclear Waste Disposal

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Contents: (1) Proposals for a New Direction; (2) Baseline: Current Waste Program Projections; (3) Options for Halting or Delaying Yucca Mountain: Withdraw License Application; Reduce Appropriations; Key Policy Appointments; Waste Program Review; (4) Consequences of a Yucca Mountain Policy Shift: Federal Liabilities for Disposal Delays; Licensing Complications for New Power Reactors; Environmental Cleanup Penalties; Long-Term Risk; (5) Nuclear Waste Policy: Options; Institutional Changes; Extended On-Site Storage; Federal Central Interim Storage; Private Central Storage; Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycling; Non-Repository Options; New Repository Site; (6) Concluding Discussion.

Federal Government S Responsibilities And Liabilities Under The Nuclear Waste Policy Act

Author : Kim Cawley
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The Nuclear Waste Policy Act established statutory responsibility for fed. actions to take possession of and permanently dispose of spent nuclear fuel generated at civilian nuclear reactors, as well as to dispose of radioactive waste resulting from fed. activities in manufacturing nuclear weapons. Under current law, the only solution that the gov¿t. is authorized to pursue involves permanent disposal of waste at a geologic repository, and Yucca Mountain in Nevada is the only place where such a repository may be located. Cawley discusses issues related to financing the costs of disposing of nuclear waste, federal contractual obligations and liabilities for nuclear waste, and the outlook for the fed. gov¿t¿s. liabilities. Table.

Analysis Of The Total System Life Cycle Cost Of The Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program

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Original publisher: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, [2008] OCLC Number: (OCoLC)243694739 Subject: Radioactive waste disposal in the ground -- Nevada -- Yucca Mountain -- Costs. Excerpt: ... Total System Life Cycle Cost Report 1. INTRODUCTION The Analysis of the Total System Life Cycle Cost ( TSLCC ) of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program presents the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management's ( OCRWM ) most recent total system cost estimate for disposal of the Nation's spent nuclear fuel ( SNF ) and high-level radioactive waste ( HLW ). The TSLCC analysis provides the basis for assessing the adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund Fee as required by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act ( NWPA ), as amended. In addition, the TSLCC analysis is the basis for the calculation of the Government's share of disposal costs for DOE-owned and managed SNF and HLW, and Naval SNF. This TSLCC estimate includes both historical costs and costs projected through the assumed decommissioning date of 2133 for a single permanent repository at Yucca Mountain. The cost estimates in the TSLCC analysis reflect the Department's best estimates - given the scope of the work identified and the planned schedule of required activities. The design and emplacement concepts for the system used to develop the cost estimate are based on the canister-based system described in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, ( DOE 2007, DOE / EIS-0250F-S1D ). The canister-based system design will be used for the License Application ( LA ) to be submitted by the Department to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ( NRC ) for authorization to construct the Repository. The design will continue to develop as more information becomes available and the engineering design progresses. This TSLCC estimate i...

Nuclear Waste Disposal

Author : Warren S. Melfort
ISBN : 1590338502
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The disposal of nuclear waste is becoming a major concern. Many nuclear power plants around the world are nearing the end of their operating lives. This is particularly true in the United States where most nuclear power plants are approaching the end of the operational time period allowed in their licenses. The disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and nuclear missiles is as politically intense an issue as the plants and missiles themselves. Yet the three issues have remained curiously separate in spite of their close physical ties. Few debates on nuclear power or nuclear weapons discuss the problems of waste disposal should the power plant or missile be decommissioned. Few debates on nuclear waste disposal discuss the opportunities to close nuclear power plants or get rid of nuclear weapons a disposal site would afford. Nuclear waste can be generally classified a either "low level" radioactive waste or "high level" radioactive waste. Low level nuclear waste usually includes material used to handle the highly radioactive parts of nuclear reactors (i.e. cooling water pipes and radiation suits) and waste from medical procedures involving radioactive treatments or x-rays. Low level waste is comparatively easy to dispose of. The level of radioactivity and the half life of the radioactive isotopes in low level waste is relatively small. Storing the waste for a period of 10 to 50 years will allow most of the radioactive isotopes in low level waste to decay, at which point the waste can be disposed of as normal refuse. High level radioactive waste is generally material from the core of the nuclear reactor or nuclear weapon. This waste includes uranium, plutonium, and other highly radioactive elements made during fission. Most of the radioactive isotopes in high level waste emit large amounts of radiation and have extremely long half-lives (some longer than 100,000 years) creating long time periods before the waste will settle to safe levels of radioactivity. This new book explores the issues pertaining, either directly or indirectly, to nuclear waste disposal.

Congressional Record

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Proceedings Of The Annual Convention

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Environmental Hazards Radioactive Materials And Wastes

Author : Eugene Willard Miller
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United States Code Congressional And Administrative News

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Contains laws, legislative history, administrative regulations, lists of committees, proclamations, executive messages and orders.

Digest Of Public General Bills And Resolutions

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High Level Radioactive Waste And Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal

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Evaluation Of Economic Benefits From A Continuing Civilian Nuclear Power Program

Author : Ely M. Brandes
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Energy Abstracts For Policy Analysis

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