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Title: Decontamination Study for Mixed Waste Storage Tanks RCRA Closure

Abstract

The Savannah River Site (SRS) plans to close six underground tanks storing mixed waste under RCRA regulations. In support of this closure effort, a study was performed to determine the optimal method of decontaminating these tanks to meet the closure requirements. Items consaidered in the evaluation of the decontamination methods included effectiveness, compatibility with existing waste residues, possible cleaning solution disposal methods, and cost.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Bechtel Savannah River, Inc., Aiken, SC (United States)
  2. Westinghouse Savannah River Company, SC (United States)
  3. Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10124446
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-95-0009; CONF-950216-50
ON: DE95060094; TRN: 94T00138
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste management `95,Tucson, AZ (United States),26 Feb - 2 Mar 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; TANKS; DECONTAMINATION; DETERGENTS; EVALUATION; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; CLEANING; 054000; 052002; HEALTH AND SAFETY; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE

Citation Formats

Leaphart, D.M., Reed, S.R., and Rankin, W.N. Decontamination Study for Mixed Waste Storage Tanks RCRA Closure. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Leaphart, D.M., Reed, S.R., & Rankin, W.N. Decontamination Study for Mixed Waste Storage Tanks RCRA Closure. United States.
Leaphart, D.M., Reed, S.R., and Rankin, W.N. 1995. "Decontamination Study for Mixed Waste Storage Tanks RCRA Closure". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10124446.
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