Review of New York State Low-Level Radioactive Waste Siting Process

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This book reviews the efforts of New York state to site a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility. It evaluates the nature, sources, and quality of the data, analyses, and procedures used by the New York State Siting Commission in its decisionmaking process, which identified five potential sites for low-level waste disposal. Finally, the committee offers a chapter highlighting the lessons in siting low-level radioactive waste facilities that can be learned from New York State's experience.

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Committee to Review New York State's Siting and Methodology Selection for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Federal and State Low-Level Radioactive Waste Acts; 5 3 Overview of the Siting Process; 6 4 Statewide Exclusionary Screening; 7 5 Candidate Area Identification; 8 6 Potential Sites Identification; 9 7 Discussion and Conclusions; 10 8 Responses to Questions in Statement of Task; 11 References; 12 Appendixes; 13 A: List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; 14 B: Statement of Task; 15 C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members; 16 D: List of Presenters to the Committee; 17 E: List of Materials Reviewed; 18 F: The Committee's Questions to New York State; 19 G: Classification of Wastes; 20 H: Federal and New York State Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Acts; 21 I: Tables of Exclusionary and Preference Criteria; 22 J: Quality Assurance Documents; 23 K: Examples of Windshield Survey Forms

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309055390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 306
  • ID: 9780309055390
  • ISBN10: 0309055393

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