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Yucca Mountain Safety Evaluation Report - Appendix A

Yucca Mountain Safety Evaluation Report - Appendix A

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This document was obtained by The Heritage Foundation on Feb. 17, 2011 under a Freedom of Information Act request.
This document was obtained by The Heritage Foundation on Feb. 17, 2011 under a Freedom of Information Act request.

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This document was obtained by The Heritage Foundationon Feb. 17, 2011 under a Freedom of Information Act request.
 
COMMITMENTS
During the review
of
the Yucca Mountain License Application by the staff
of
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), theU.S. Department
of
Energy (DOE) made commitments related to the construction and operation
of
the geologic repository at YuccaMountain. These commitments were identified
in
DOE's Safety Analysis Report (SAR) and/or in response to Requests for AdditionalInformation (RAls). The following table lists a description
of
these commitments along with the referenced sources andimplementation schedules for each.
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Reference
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Implementation
SchedUle
No.
DelcriptloDtjf
Cornittitm&ilt
.
(Ohaptet/Section),
Response
Rete
...
nce
1.
DOE commits to controlling the parametersSection 2.2.1.2.1.3.2 Section 2.2.1.1After Construction Authorizationidentified
in
SAR Table 1.9-9 to ensure theand before License to Receive andTSPA analysis basis is met.Possess
2.
DOE commits to excluding from repository Section 2.2.1.2.1.3.2 Section 2.2.1.4.1.1.2.4.1After Construction Authorizationdisposal, BWR fuel assemblies that containand before License
to
Receive andenrichment greater than 4.5 wt% in U-235. Possess
3.
DOE commits to validating its criticality Section 2.2.1.2.1.3.2 Section 2.2.1.4.1.1.2.4.2After Construction Authorizationanalyses for DOE SNF using the acceptedand before License
to
Receive andRadulescu,
et
al. (2007aa) methodology andPossesssubmitting the analyses for NRC staff's reviewand approval, or providing other methods forNRC staff's review and approval, prior
to
emplacement of DOE SNF into the drifts.
f--
...
4. DOE commits to revising the PWR loadingSection 2.2.1.2.1.3.2After Construction Authorizationcurves subject to the following:and before License
to
Receive andSection 2.2.1.4.1.1.2.4.2 Possess-No burn up credit for
95
Mo,
99
Tc,
101Ru, 103Rh,
and
109
Ag.And
-
Incorporate a penalty on
k.
ff
2.2.1.4.1.1.2.4.1(subcritical margin)
of
0.02
in
thecritical limit analysis. This penaltyshall also be applied to DOESNF group three.
 
.SER
Reference
No.
DescripHon
of
Commitment
(Chapter/Section)
--------
5.
DOE commits to using a maximum burnup of 50 Section 2.2.1.2.1.3.2GWd/MTU with respect to the burn up creditloading curves
in
criticality analyses forcommercial pressurized water reactor fuelunless additional validation data are provided toextend the burnup beyond 50 GWd/MTU.
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•••••
--------
SA
Respohse
RlRAI
Implementation Schedule
Reference
-------
Section 2.2.1 .4.1.1.4 After Construction AuthorizationAndSupplement
alRAI
Response-RAI no. 21,2009by)Set 4 (DOE,and before License to Receive andPossess

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