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Title: TRU partnership: Overview of technical challenges and initiatives

Abstract

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has been constructed in a geologic salt deposit in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Current plans have the WIPP scheduled to begin permanent emplacement of TRU waste starting in approximately 2000 after completion of a 5-7 year test phase that is scheduled to begin in 1994. The WIPP has prepared a waste acceptance criteria (WAC) that establishes requirements that must be met by waste packages intended for disposal at WIPP. In addition there are other existing criteria (e.g. DOE General Design Criteria 6430.lA), regulations, procedures, guidelines and safety concerns (e.g. ALARA), regarding designing, building and operating radiological waste handling/processing facilities. All of these, along with the desire to minimize each projects total cost, encourage and in some cases dictate the use of new, developing technologies and other innovative technologies and operating philosophies. In the summer of 1990 the TRU Partnership was formed comprising several of the DOE TRU waste generator and storage/disposal sites. This partnership meets approximately quarterly to present the status of each site`s projects and has resulted in the establishment of a list of technical/development needs/challenges and initiatives. The initiatives are discussed in this report.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  2. EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  3. Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
  4. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10128846
Report Number(s):
CONF-940225-40
ON: DE94007412
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste management `94: working towards a cleaner environment,Tucson, AZ (United States),27 Feb - 3 Mar 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; SPECIFICATIONS; WIPP; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; INSPECTION; WASTE FORMS; SLUDGES; VOLUME; WASTE RETRIEVAL; 052002; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE

Citation Formats

Moore, J.W., Martin, M.R., Mullin, R.J., Ball, D.E., and Stewart, D.E. TRU partnership: Overview of technical challenges and initiatives. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Moore, J.W., Martin, M.R., Mullin, R.J., Ball, D.E., & Stewart, D.E. TRU partnership: Overview of technical challenges and initiatives. United States.
Moore, J.W., Martin, M.R., Mullin, R.J., Ball, D.E., and Stewart, D.E. Tue . "TRU partnership: Overview of technical challenges and initiatives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10128846.
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title = {TRU partnership: Overview of technical challenges and initiatives},
author = {Moore, J.W. and Martin, M.R. and Mullin, R.J. and Ball, D.E. and Stewart, D.E.},
abstractNote = {The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has been constructed in a geologic salt deposit in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Current plans have the WIPP scheduled to begin permanent emplacement of TRU waste starting in approximately 2000 after completion of a 5-7 year test phase that is scheduled to begin in 1994. The WIPP has prepared a waste acceptance criteria (WAC) that establishes requirements that must be met by waste packages intended for disposal at WIPP. In addition there are other existing criteria (e.g. DOE General Design Criteria 6430.lA), regulations, procedures, guidelines and safety concerns (e.g. ALARA), regarding designing, building and operating radiological waste handling/processing facilities. All of these, along with the desire to minimize each projects total cost, encourage and in some cases dictate the use of new, developing technologies and other innovative technologies and operating philosophies. In the summer of 1990 the TRU Partnership was formed comprising several of the DOE TRU waste generator and storage/disposal sites. This partnership meets approximately quarterly to present the status of each site`s projects and has resulted in the establishment of a list of technical/development needs/challenges and initiatives. The initiatives are discussed in this report.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
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