backup has been conducted, the committee understands that the current plans by WSRC appear to include an evaluation of several other highly ranked process alternatives.
The initial literature and patent search, conducted by WSRC (Poirier, Hunt, and Carlson, 1998), interrogated 11 large databases of scientific, engineering, and patent information:
Chemical Abstract Services
National Technical Information System (NTIS)
American Geological Institute's GeoRef Database
Nuclear Science Abstract
Engineering Information, Inc.
Information Services in Physics, Electronics, and Computing (INSPEC)
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Homepage