United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

T11 Low-Level Waste Management—Aligning Regulations with Current Reality

This session will address the NRC’s current and planned activities to update regulations and guidance on the disposal of low-level radioactive waste (LLW). Presenters will discuss the current issues related to new emerging waste streams, such as large volumes of depleted uranium, as well as proposed waste management techniques, including large-scale blending of LLW. The session will also cover potential short-term revisions to the NRC’s regulations and guidance to ensure the continued safety and security of workers, the public, and the environment. The session will include a discussion of a range of options the staff is considering in the longer term to comprehensively update the 30‑year old LLW regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 61, “Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste,” to make them more risk informed and performance based, so that they more closely reflect current and expected LLW management practices.



Larry Camper, Director, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, NRC/FSME





James Kennedy, NRC/FSME, tel: (301) 415-6668, e-mail: James.Kennedy@nrc.gov

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