DETERMINATION OF PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR HIGH-LEVEL SOLIDIFIED NUCLEAR WASTE

A systems analysis model was developed to identify potential release points and release mechanisms for radioactive materials contained in solidified high level radioactive waste. The model considers both normal operation and potential untoward events during the handling, storage, transportation, and storage of high level wastes. The effect of varying the waste form characteristics on the probability of a release occurring, the magnitude of potential releases, and the consequences of potential releases were evaluated for each of the above operational phases of waste management in order to identify the points in the high level waste management cycle most sensitive to the waste form characteristics with regard to protecting the public health and safety. The study results will be considered by the NRC in establishing codification requirements for high level wastes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  USA  94550

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    1717 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20555
  • Authors:
    • Cohen, J J
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 227 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUREG-0279 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM