Department of Energy's Initial Efforts to Implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982: Report to the Congress

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U.S. General Accounting Office, 1985 - 85 pages

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Page 70 - The presence of the restricted area or the repository support facilities would conflict irreconcilably with the previously designated resourcepreservation use of a component of the National Park System, the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Wilderness Preservation System, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, or National Forest Lands, or any comparably significant State protected resource that was dedicated to resource preservation at the time of the enactment of the Act.
Page 74 - Act to provide for the development of repositories for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel...
Page 70 - Potential for major disruptions of primary sectors of the economy of the affected area. (d) Disqualifying condition. A site shall be disqualified if repository construction, operation, or closure would significantly degrade the quality, or significantly reduce the quantity, of water from major sources of offsite supplies presently suitable for human consumption or crop irrigation and such impacts cannot be compensated for, or mitigated by, reasonable measures.
Page 71 - ... (d) Disqualifying Condition. A site shall be disqualified if, based on the expected nature and rates of fault movement or other ground motion, it is likely that engineering measures that are beyond reasonably available technology will be required for exploratoryshaft construction or for repository construction, operation, or closure.
Page 7 - State and public participation in the planning and development of repositories is essential in order to promote public confidence in the safety of disposal of such waste and spent fuel...
Page 71 - ... (d) Disqualifying condition. A site shall be disqualified if, based on expected ground-water conditions, it is likely that engineering measures that are beyond reasonably available technology will be required for exploratoryshaft construction or for repository construction, operation, or closure.
Page 70 - During repository siting, construction, operation, closure, or decommissioning the quality of the environment in the affected area could not be adequately protected or projected environmental impacts in the affected area could not be mitigated to an acceptable degree, taking into account programmatic, technical, social, economic, and environmental factors. (2) Any part of the restricted area or repository support facilities would be located within the boundaries of a component of the National Park...
Page 3 - Federal efforts during the past 30 years to devise a permanent solution to the problems of civilian radioactive waste disposal have not been adequate...
Page 71 - ... during repository operation. (5) Existing faults, shear zones, pressurized brine pockets, dissolution effects, or other stratigraphic or structural features that could compromise the safety of repository personnel because of water inflow or construction problems. (d) Disqualifying Condition.
Page 70 - ... Projected major conflict with applicable Federal, State, or local environmental requirements. (2) Projected significant adverse environmental impacts that cannot be avoided or mitigated. (3) Proximity to, or projected significant adverse environmental impacts of the repository or its support facilities on, a component of the National Park System...

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