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ESTS0637 DSEM.

DSEM, Radioactive Waste Disposal Site Economic Model

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  DSEM.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
DSEM ESTS0637/01 Tested 05-JAN-2005

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
ESTS0637/01 IBM PC PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The DISPOSAL SITE ECONOMIC MODEL calculates the average generator price, or average price per cubic foot charged by a disposal facility to a waste generator, one  measure of comparing the economic attractiveness of different waste  disposal site and disposal technology combinations. The generator price is calculated to recover all costs necessary to develop, construct, operate, close, and care for a site through the end of the institutional care period and to provide the necessary financial returns to the site developer and lender (when used). Six alternative disposal technologies, based on either private or public financing, can be considered - shallow land disposal, intermediate depth disposal, above or below ground vaults, modular concrete canister disposal, and earth mounded concrete bunkers - based on either private or public development.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The economic models incorporate default cost data from the Conceptual Design Report (DOE/LLW-60T, June 1987), a study by Rodgers Associates Engineering Corporation. Because all costs are in constant 1986 dollars, the figures must be modified to  account for inflation. Interest during construction is either capitalized for the private developer or rolled into the loan for the public developer. All capital costs during construction are depreciated over the operation life of the site using straight-line  depreciation for the private sector.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maxima of - 100 years post-operating period, 30 years operating period, 15 years pre-operating period. The model should be used with caution outside  the range of 1.8 to 10.5 million cubic feet of total volume. Depreciation is not recognized with public development.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  It is an interactive program
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
ESTS0637/01 05-JAN-2005 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
ESTS0637/01, included references:
- Disposal Site Economic Model User's Guide for Personal Computers
  National Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program
  DOE/LLW-68T (March 1988)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

An IBM PC or compatible computer with at least 256 Kbytes of memory and a hard disk.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
ESTS0637/01 DBASE-III
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

    P.R. Smith
    EG and G Idaho Inc.,
    Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
ESTS0637/01
File name File description Records
User's manual in PDF format
Program executable
FoxPro files
Data base index files
Source files
Data base files
Batch file to run the program
Object file
Information file
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17. CATEGORIES
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: economic analysis, radioactive waste storage.