AN INDEPENDENT COST ASSESSMENT OF THE NATION'S HIGH-LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE PROGRAM

 
February
1998

By          
 
PLANNING INFORMATION CORPORATION
THOMPSON PROFESSIONAL GROUP
DECISION RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE
PEER REVIEW
LIST OF FIGURES
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.THE RESULTS, UNCERTAINTIES AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE INDEPENDENT COST ASSESSMENT
 2.1 TOTAL SYSTEM COST RESULTS
 2.2 UNCERTAINTIES IN THE DOE/OCRWM PROGRAM
 2.3 IMPLICATIONS OF THE COST ESTIMATES
 2.4 SOURCES FOR TOTAL SYSTEM COST ASSESSMENT
3.THE INDEPENDENT COST ANALYSIS: WASTE INVENTORY, WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSUMPTIONS, COST ANALYSIS PROCEDURES
 3.1 THE INVENTORY REQUIRING PERMANENT DISPOSAL: THREE GROUPS
 3.2 WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSUMPTIONS
 3.3 THE TOTAL SYSTEM COST CATEGORIES
 3.4 WASTE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE: PICKUP, INTERIM STORAGE, EMPLACEMENT
 3.5 COST ANALYSIS PROCEDURES: SITE-BY-SITE ANALYSIS
 3.6 COST ANALYSIS PROCEDURES: NEVADA COMPONENTS
 3.7 COST PROCEDURES: OTHER PROGRAM COMPONENTS
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A:ACRONYMS
APPENDIX B:TOTAL SYSTEM COSTS: FY 1983-FY 2071
APPENDIX C:PROJECTED TOTAL SYSTEMS COSTS: FY 1997 - FY 2071 (MIL'96$)
APPENDIX D:PROJECTED DIRECT AND NON-DIRECT SYSTEMS COSTS: FY 1997 THROUGH FY 2071 (MIL'96$)
APPENDIX E:ANNUAL PROJECTED TOTAL SYSTEMS COSTS (MIL'96$)

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