Site Suitability, Selection and Characterization: Branch Technical Position — Low-Level Radioactive Waste (NUREG-0902)

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Manuscript Completed: March 1982
Date Published: April 1982

D. Siefken, G. Pangburn, R. Pennifill, R. J. Starmer

Division of Waste Management
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555

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The staff provides an expanded interpretation of the site suitability requirements in the proposed rule 10 CFR Part 61, a description of the anticipated site selection process, and a detailed discussion of the site characterization program needed to support a license application and environmental report. The paper provides early-on guidance to prospective applicants in these three subject areas.

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