Richland Operations Office's (Richland) preferred approach of
Options direct disposal of cesium and strontium capsules in the Yucca
Mountain Repository may not be the most feasible or economic
approach for disposal. Specifically, the feasibility of the direct
disposal approach faces significant regulatory and programmatic
risks which vitrification of the capsules' contents does not face.
Also, the cost of alternative vitrification approaches may
approximate the cost of direct disposal.