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Title: National profile on commercially generated low-level radioactive mixed waste

National profile on commercially generated low-level radioactive mixed waste This report details the findings and conclusions drawn from a survey undertaken as part of a joint US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and US Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored project entitled ``National Profile on Commercially Generated Low-Level Radioactive Mixed Waste.`` The overall objective of the work was to compile a national profile on the volumes, characteristics, and treatability of commercially generated low-level mixed waste for 1990 by five major facility categories-academic, industrial, medical, and NRC-/Agreement State-licensed goverment facilities and nuclear utilities. Included in this report are descriptions of the methodology used to collect and collate the data, the procedures used to estimate the mixed waste generation rate for commercial facilities in the United States in 1990, and the identification of available treatment technologies to meet applicable EPA treatment standards (40 CFR Part 268) and, if possible, to render the hazardous component of specific mixed waste streams nonhazardous. The report also contains information on existing and potential commercial waste treatment facilities that may provide treatment for specific waste streams identified in the national survey. The report does not include any aspect of the Department of Energy`s (DOES) management of mixed waste and generally does not address wastes from remedial action activities.
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OSTI Identifier:10117505
Report Number(s):NUREG/CR--5938; ORNL--6731
ON: TI93006314
DOE Contract Number:AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Dec 1992
Research Org:Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Low-Level Waste Management and Decommissioning; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Solid Waste; Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; REGULATIONS; DATA ACQUISITION; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; DATA PROCESSING 052000; 056000; WASTE MANAGEMENT; LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS