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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Implementation of Long-Term Environmental Radiation Standards: The Issue of Verification.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1979
Report Number ISBN-0-309-02879-5; EPA-68-01-3931;
Stock Number PB81-114910
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Radioactive wastes ; Requirements ; Standards ; Radiation hazards ; Containment ; Radiation protection ; Radioactive waste management ; Radioactive waste disposal ; High-level radioactive wastes ; Underground disposal ; Environment protection ; US NRC ; Health hazards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-114910 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 76p
In response to a request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Research Council, through a Panel of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, studied the problems of verifying the satisfactory implementation of (i.e., compliance with) environmental radiation standards for deep geologic repositories for high-level radioactive wastes. This report contains the major conclusions and recommendations of the study. The report begins with a summary of the Panel's major conclusions and recommendations. Important background information on radioactive wastes--their origin, the amounts presently in existence, and possible permanent disposal of the wastes in deep geologic formations--is discussed in Chapter 1. The potential risks posed by these wastes is described in Chapter 2. The long-term environmental radiation standards that EPA is required to establish, and the feasibility and means of assuring compliance with such standards are examined in Chapter 3. The information that is required for purposes of assuring long-term compliance is described in Chapter 4, and the status and limitations of current knowledge are examined in Chapter 5.