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Title: Department of Energy`s process waste assessment graded approach methodology

Abstract

As the initial phase of the formal waste minimization program, the Department of Energy requires assessments of all its waste-generating operations. These assessments, called process waste assessments (PWAs), are a tool which helps achieve the pollution prevention goals. The DOE complex is comprised of numerous sites located in many different states. The facilities as a whole represent a tremendous diversity of technologies, processes, and activities. Due to this diversity, there are also a wide variety and number of waste streams generated. Many of these waste streams are small, intermittent, and not of consistent composition. The PWA graded approach methodology addresses these complexities and recognizes that processes vary in the quantity of pollution they generate, as well as in the perceived risk and associated hazards. Therefore, the graded approach was developed to provide a cost-effective and flexible methodology which allows individual sites to prioritize their local concerns and align their efforts with the resources allocated. This presentation will describe a project sponsored by the DOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Waste Minimization Division, which developed a graded approach methodology for use throughout the DOE. This methodology was initiated in FY93 through a combined effort of the following DOE/Defense Programmore » sites: Kansas City Plant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories. This presentation will describe the process waste assessment tool, benefits achieved through the completion of PWAs, DOE`s graded approach methodology, and an update on the project`s current status.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Allied-Signal Aerospace Co., Kansas City, MO (United States). Kansas City Div.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10135494
Report Number(s):
KCP-613-5329; CONF-940859-8
ON: DE94008707; TRN: 94:011942
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00613
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. international symposium on robotics and manufacturing,Maui, HI (United States),14-18 Aug 1994; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; US DOE; WASTE MANAGEMENT; KANSAS CITY PLANT; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY; SANDIA LABORATORIES; LANL; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; 052000; 320305; INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Pemberton, S.E.. Department of Energy`s process waste assessment graded approach methodology. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Pemberton, S.E.. Department of Energy`s process waste assessment graded approach methodology. United States.
Pemberton, S.E.. Tue . "Department of Energy`s process waste assessment graded approach methodology". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10135494.
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