10 CFR 960.4-2-8-1 - Natural resources.

§ 960.4-2-8-1 Natural resources.

(a)Qualifying condition. This site shall be located such that - considering permanent markers and records and reasonable projections of value, scarcity, and technology - the natural resources, including ground water suitable for crop irrigation or human consumption without treatment, present at or near the site will not be likely to give rise to interference activities that would lead to radionuclide releases greater than those allowable under the requirements specified in § 960.4-1.

(b)Favorable conditions.

(1) No known natural resources that have or are projected to have in the foreseeable future a value great enough to be considered a commercially extractable resource.

(2) Ground water with 10,000 parts per million or more of total dissolved solids along any path of likely radionuclide travel from the host rock to the accessible environment.

(c)Potentially adverse conditions.

(1) Indications that the site contains naturally occurring materials, whether or not actually identified in such form that (i) economic extraction is potentially feasible during the foreseeable future or (ii) such materials have a greater gross value, net value, or commercial potential than the average for other areas of similar size that are representative of, and located in, the geologic setting.

(2) Evidence of subsurface mining or extraction for resources within the site if it could affect waste containment or isolation.

(3) Evidence of drilling within the site for any purpose other than repository-site evaluation to a depth sufficient to affect waste containment and isolation.

(4) Evidence of a significant concentration of any naturally occurring material that is not widely available from other sources.

(5) Potential for foreseeable human activities - such as ground-water withdrawal, extensive irrigation, subsurface injection of fluids, underground pumped storage, military activities, or the construction of large-scale surface-water impoundments - that could adversely change portions of the ground-water flow system important to waste isolation.

(d)Disqualifying conditions. A site shall be disqualified if -

(1) Previous exploration, mining, or extraction activities for resources of commercial importance at the site have created significant pathways between the projected underground facility and the accessible environment; or

(2) Ongoing or likely future activities to recover presently valuable natural mineral resources outside the controlled area would be expected to lead to an inadvertent loss of waste isolation.

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United States Code

§ 2000d - Prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on ground of race, color, or national origin

§ 2000d-1

§ 2000d-2

§ 2000d-3

§ 2000d-4

§ 2000d-4a

§ 2000d-5

§ 2000d-6

§ 2000d-7

§ 2011 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 2012 - Congressional findings

§ 2013 - Purpose of chapter

§ 2014 - Definitions

§ 2015 - Transfer of property

§ 2015a - Cold standby

§ 2015b - Scholarship and fellowship program

§ 2015c - Partnership program with institutions of higher education

§ 2016 - Repealed. Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXI, § 3152(a)(1), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2042

§ 2017 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 2017a - Omitted

§ 2017a-1

§ 2017b - Omitted

§ 2018 - Agency jurisdiction

§ 2019 - Applicability of Federal Power Act

§ 2020 - Licensing of Government agencies

§ 2021 - Cooperation with States

§ 2021a - Storage or disposal facility planning

§ 2021b - Definitions

§ 2021c - Responsibilities for disposal of low-level radioactive waste

§ 2021d - Regional compacts for disposal of low-level radioactive waste

§ 2021e - Limited availability of certain regional disposal facilities during transition and licensing periods

§ 2021f - Emergency access

§ 2021g - Responsibilities of Department of Energy

§ 2021h - Alternative disposal methods

§ 2021i - Licensing review and approval

§ 2021j - Radioactive waste below regulatory concern

§ 2022 - Health and environmental standards for uranium mill tailings

§ 2023 - State authority to regulate radiation below level of regulatory concern of Nuclear Regulatory Commission

§ 7101 - Definitions

§ 10101 - Definitions

§ 10102 - Separability

§ 10103 - Territories and possessions

§ 10104 - Ocean disposal

§ 10105 - Limitation on spending authority

§ 10106 - Protection of classified national security information

§ 10107 - Applicability to atomic energy defense activities

§ 10108 - Applicability to transportation