Technical Bases for Yucca Mountain Standards

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The United States currently has no place to dispose of the high-level radioactive waste resulting from the production of the nuclear weapons and the operation of nuclear electronic power plants. The only option under formal consideration at this time is to place the waste in an underground geologic repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. However, there is strong public debate about whether such a repository could protect humans from the radioactive waste that will be dangerous for many thousands of years. This ...
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Overview

The United States currently has no place to dispose of the high-level radioactive waste resulting from the production of the nuclear weapons and the operation of nuclear electronic power plants. The only option under formal consideration at this time is to place the waste in an underground geologic repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. However, there is strong public debate about whether such a repository could protect humans from the radioactive waste that will be dangerous for many thousands of years. This book shows the extent to which our scientific knowledge can guide the federal government in developing a standard to protect the health of the public from wastes in such a repository at Yucca Mountain. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is required to use the recommendations presented in this book as it develops its standard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309052894
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1
Ch. 1 Introduction 15
Ch. 2 Protecting Human Health 33
Ch. 3 Assessing Compliance 67
Ch. 4 Human Intrusion and Institutional Controls 105
Ch. 5 Implications of Our Conclusions 117
Appendix A: Biographical Information on Committee Members 129
Appendix B: Congressional Mandate for This Report 135
Appendix C: A Probabilistic Critical Group 145
Appendix D: The Subsistence-Farmer Critical Group 153
Appendix E: Personal Supplementary Statement of Thomas H. Pigford 161
Appendix F: The Committee Chair's Perspective on Appendix E 187
Glossary 189
References 199
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