Describes the general requirement necessary for the establishment and execution of an inspection program for a low-level waste disposal facility in Colorado. 15 pages. 1 table. Digital PDF download. OF-87-01D
This report sets forth the general requirements for the establishment and execution of an inspection program for a low-level waste disposal facility in Colorado. The purpose of the inspection program, conducted by the State of Colorado, is to assure that the disposal facility is sited, designed, constructed, operated, and closed properly so that the impact to health and the environment is negligible. This inspection program must verify that all activities are conducted properly and documented accurately from initial site characterization through final closure.
The inspection program involves five basic activities necessary for successful low-level waste disposal: 1) site characterization, 2) design, 3) construction, 4) operation, and 5) closure. All of these activities are interrelated and some will occur at the same time. It is necessary to have an overall inspection program in place at the inception of a project so all activities can be adequately evaluated as the project proceeds. This inspection program should evaluate all activities that are important to safe, successful disposal.
The report also lays out the basic program requirements and inspection program activities. Included in an appendix is a general site inspection guide for disposal operations at a low-level waste disposal facility.