Categories: Yucca Mountain, radioactive, hazardous waste, repository
|Topic:||One Step at a Time: The Staged Development of Geologic Repositories for High-Level Radioactive Waste|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Radioactive Waste Management
Committee on Principles and Operational Strategies for Staged Repository
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
312 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 9:00 a.m.
528 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 11:30 a.m.
One Step at a Time: The Staged Development of Geologic Repositories for High-Level Radioactive Waste
At the request of the Department of Energy, this National Research Council report presents recommendations on how to design and operate a system for disposing of radioactive waste in stages, with scientific experiments to test the safety and effectiveness of each step taken. It also focuses on how such a system could be used at underground facilities such as the one at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 6, 2003 and can be found, in full text, on the National Academy Press Web