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Title: Feasibility study for the United Nuclear Corporation Disposal Site at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Feasibility study for the United Nuclear Corporation Disposal Site at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee In July 1990, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directed the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations to comply with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requirements for the remediation of the United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) Disposal Site located at the Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. EPA, Waste Management Branch, had approved a closure plan in December 1989 for the UNC Disposal Site. This feasibility study (FS) is a fully satisfy the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan (NCP) requirements for support of the selection of a remedial response for closure of the UNC Disposal Site. For two years the UNC Disposal Site accepted and disposed of waste from the decommissioning of a UNC uranium recovery facility in Wood River Junction, Rhode Island. Between June 1982 and November 1984, the UNC Disposal Site received 11,000 55-gal drums of sludge fixed in cement, 18,000 drums of contaminated soil, and 288 wooden boxes of contaminated building and process demolition materials. The FS assembles a wide range of remedial technologies so the most appropriate actions could be selected to remediate potential contamination to below MCLs and/or to below the maximum level of acceptable risk. Technologies were evaluated based on technical more » effectiveness, ease of implementation, and costs. Applicable technologies were then selected for alternative development. 33 refs., 9 figs., 27 tabs. « less
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OSTI Identifier:6244198
Report Number(s):Y/ER/SUB-90/VK168/3-D1; ES/ER--15-D1
ON: DE92002278
DOE Contract Number:AC05-84OS21400
Resource Type:Technical Report
Data Type:
Research Org:Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States); Science Applications International Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GROUND WATER; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; SOILS; CEMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; NITRATES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SLUDGES; STRONTIUM 90; TOXICITY; Y-12 PLANT; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BUILDING MATERIALS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOISOTOPES; STRONTIUM ISOTOPES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WATER; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 540230 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540330 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540350 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-); 540250 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-)