The Resource Low-level radioactive waste : status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Gene Aloise

Low-level radioactive waste : status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Gene Aloise

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Low-level radioactive waste : status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
Title
Low-level radioactive waste
Title remainder
status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
statement of Gene Aloise
Title variation
  • Low level radioactive waste
  • Status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries
Title variation remainder
status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Disposal of radioactive material continues to be highly controversial. To address part of the disposal problem, in 1980, Congress made the states responsible for disposing of most low-level radioactive waste (LLRW), and allowed them to form regional compacts and to restrict access to disposal facilities from noncompact states. LLRW is an inevitable by-product of nuclear power generation and includes debris and contaminated soils from the decommissioning and cleanup of nuclear facilities, as well as metal and other material exposed to radioactivity. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ranks LLRW according to hazard exposure--classes A, B, C, and greater-than-class C (GTCC). The states are responsible for the first three classes, and the Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for GTCC. Three facilities dispose of the nation's LLRW--in Utah, South Carolina, and Washington State. The testimony addresses (1) LLRW management in the United States and (2) LLRW management in other countries. It is substantially based on two GAO reports: a June 2004 report (GAO-04-604) and a March 2007, report (GAO-07-221) that examined these issues. To prepare this testimony, GAO relied on data from the two reports and updated information on current capacity for LLRW and access to disposal facilities....
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Cataloging source
EJB
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Aloise, Gene
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-813 T
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  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ground
  • Spent reactor fuels
  • Radioactive waste repositories
Label
Low-level radioactive waste : status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Gene Aloise
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Publication
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 20, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... May 20, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 5/20/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08813t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Low-level radioactive waste : status of disposal availability in the United States and other countries : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of Gene Aloise
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 20, 2008)
  • "For release on delivery ... May 20, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 5/20/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08813t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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