Implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act: Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, Second Session ... Hearing Held in Salt Lake City, UT, October 12, 1984, Volume 4

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Page 29 - ... to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Page 520 - The purposes of this part are— (1) to establish a schedule for the siting, construction, and operation of repositories that will provide a reasonable assurance that the public and the environment will be adequately protected from the hazards posed by high-level radioactive waste and such spent nuclear fuel as may be disposed of in a repository...
Page 232 - Mitigation includes: (a) Avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action. (b) Minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation.
Page 224 - Reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action. (e) Compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources or environments. 1508.21 NEPA process. "NEPA process" means all measures necessary for compliance with the requirements of Section 2 and Title I of NEPA. 1508.22 Notice of Intent "Notice of Intent" means a notice that an environmental impact statement will be prepared and considered.
Page 525 - The nature and rates of hydrologic processes operating within the geologic setting during the Quaternary Period would, if continued into the future, not affect or would favorably affect the ability of the geologic repository to isolate the waste during the next...
Page 373 - by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose" of these areas "which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein" and to provide for their enjoyment "in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Page 415 - The park constitutes the central portion of a mighty, arid valley, much wider from plateau rim to plateau rim than the proposed park area itself, filled with mazes of canyons, gigantic standing rock formations, towering buttes, natural bridges or arches, balanced rock formations, and other evidences of mighty geologic forces and millions of years of erosion.
Page 373 - That in order to preserve an area in the State of Utah possessing superlative scenic, scientific, and archeologic features for the inspiration, benefit, and use of the public, there is hereby established the Canyonlands National Park which, subject to valid existing rights, shall comprise the area generally depicted on the drawing entitled 'Boundary Map, Canyonlands National Park, Utah...
Page 525 - Description of the geologic and geomechanical characteristics of the site, in context with the geologic setting, in order to estimate the capability of the host rock and surrounding rock units to accommodate the thermal, mechanical, chemical, and radiation stresses expected to be induced by repository construction, operation, and closure and by expected interactions among the waste, host rock, ground-water, and engineered components of the repository system. The types of information to support this...
Page 560 - The staff found a rather general consensus in the relevent technical community "that the knowledge and technology base available today is not yet sufficient to permit complete confidence in the safety of any particular repository design or the suitabilty of any particular site* (200 Science 1135, 9 June 1978).

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