Decommissioning and Decontamination: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the Environment and the Atmosphere of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, June 15, 16, 1977

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Page 69 - (1) byproduct materials; "(2) source materials; "(3) special nuclear materials in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass.
Page 267 - It is the President's policy to defer any US commitment to advanced nuclear technologies that are based on the use of plutonium, while the United States seeks a better approach to the next generation of nuclear power than is provided by plutonium recycle and the plutonium breeder.
Page 63 - Commission on legislation, policies, administration, research, and other matters; (2) establish by regulation or order such standards and instructions to govern the possession and use of fissionable and byproduct materials as the Commission may deem necessary or desirable to protect health or to minimize danger from explosions and other hazards to life or property...
Page 84 - Commission is uniquely suited for this role because of its charter to independently regulate commercial nuclear activities to assure public health and safety.
Page 9 - ... qualified. among other things, to provide for the removal and disposal of radioactive -wastes, during operation and upon decommissioning of the facility, in accordance with the Commission's regulations, Including the requirements set out In this appendix. 6. With respect to fuel reprocessing plants already licensed, the licenses will be appropriately conditioned to carry out the purposes of the policy stated above...
Page 236 - Energy Research and Development Administration's programs for disposing of nuclear facilities after these facilities are no longer needed. We made this review as a part of our evaluation of the effectiveness of the Commission's regulatory activities, as required by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 USC 5876). The Administration was included because of similar program activities. We are sending copies of this report to the Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and to the Administrator,...
Page 250 - At the end of the tanks' useful lives, the waste must be moved to other (new) tanks, or be removed, solidified, and transported I/The time in which half the atoms of a particular radioactive substance disintegrate to another nuclear form. Measured half-lives vary from millionths of a second to billions of years.
Page 99 - ... alternative will have radiological impacts associated with the transportation of radioactive material, but those should be no different than those associated with transportation impacts during normal facility operation. Also, studies indicate that occupational radiation doses can be controlled to levels comparable to occupational doses experienced with operating reactors through the use of appropriate work procedures, shielding, and remotely controlled equipment. To date, experience at decommissioned...
Page 238 - It does not require owners of nuclear facilities — except for uranium mills — to develop plans or make financial provisions to cover the cost for future decommissioning. Consequently, the true cost of nuclear power is not being reflected in the cost to the consumer of nuclear power. Without this financial provision, the Federal or State Governments can be asked to pay for problems that rightfully should be paid by private industry.
Page 55 - NRC to describe and make available to the public methods acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the...

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