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Title: Idaho Chemical Processing Plant safety document ICPP hazardous chemical evaluation

Abstract

This report presents the results of a hazardous chemical evaluation performed for the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). ICPP tracks chemicals on a computerized database, Haz Track, that contains roughly 2000 individual chemicals. The database contains information about each chemical, such as its form (solid, liquid, or gas); quantity, either in weight or volume; and its location. The Haz Track database was used as the primary starting point for the chemical evaluation presented in this report. The chemical data and results presented here are not intended to provide limits, but to provide a starting point for nonradiological hazards analysis.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co., Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10159490
Report Number(s):
WINCO-1101
ON: DE93014822; TRN: 93:017803
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; IDAHO CHEMICAL PROCESSING PLANT; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; EVALUATION; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION; SOLIDS; LIQUIDS; GASES; 054000; 990200; HEALTH AND SAFETY; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS

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Harwood, B.J.. Idaho Chemical Processing Plant safety document ICPP hazardous chemical evaluation. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10159490.
Harwood, B.J.. Idaho Chemical Processing Plant safety document ICPP hazardous chemical evaluation. United States. doi:10.2172/10159490.
Harwood, B.J.. Fri . "Idaho Chemical Processing Plant safety document ICPP hazardous chemical evaluation". United States. doi:10.2172/10159490. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10159490.
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  • Summarized in this report are the data collected through Environmental Monitoring programs conducted at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). This project summarizes the volumes and activity released from ICPP stacks and liquid release points, a graphic representation of cumulative airborne releases, and cumulative liquid releases for the year. The graphs allow a comparison to be made of waste volume and activity released for the year. During 1987 1.19 E+03 curies of radionuclides (excluding krypton) were released from airborne and liquid emission points at the ICPP operations. Airborne releases to the atmosphere contributed 9.5 E+02 curies and liquid effluent releasedmore » to the Percolation Pond contributed 2.4 E+02 curies. 27 figs., 14 tabs.« less
  • Studies of the effect of discharging radioactive waste in liquid form to the ground water table in the vicinity of the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant were initiated in 1953 by the Idaho Operations Office of the AEC under a cooperative program with the Ground Water Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey. The progress gained in this program during the calendar year 1958 and January and February of 1959 is the subject of this report iogether with quantity of waste and the results of monitoting downgradient. A test in which fluorescein dye and a sing of common salt were introduced intomore » the disposal system is also reported. (auth)« less
  • Summarized in this report are the data collected through Environmental Monitoring programs conducted at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) by the Environmental Engineering (EE) subsection of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety (N/ampersand/IS) Department. The EE Subsection completed a Quality Assurance Plan for Environmental Monitoring activities during the third quarter of 1986. Implementation of the Quality Assurance Plan has resulted in the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency rules and guidelines pertaining to the collection, analyses, and reporting of environmentally related samples. Where no approved laboratory methods for analyses existed for radionuclides, currently used methods were submitted for the EPAmore » approval. Tables summarize the volumes and radioactivity of effluents released from ICPP stacks and liquid release points. Figures provide graphic representation of cummulative airborne releases and depict cumulative liquid releases for the year. Graphs allow a comparison to be made of waste volume and activity released for the year. During 1986 6.93 E + 03 curies of activity were released from airborne and liquid emission points at the ICPP operations. Airborne releases to the atmosphere contributed 6.07 E + 01 curies and liquid effuent released to the Percolation Pond contributed 2.52 E + 02 curies. 23 figs., 14 tabs.« less
  • After successfully operating for 29,047 effective full power hours, the Light Water Breeder Reactor (LWBR) core was defueled prior to total decommissioning of the Shippingport facility. All nuclear fuel and much of the reactor internal hardware was removed from the reactor vessel. Non-fuel components were prepared for shipment to disposal sites, and the fuel assemblies were partially disassembled and shipped to the Expended Core Facility (ECF) in Idaho. At ECF, the fuel modules underwent further disassembly to provide fuel rods for nondestructive testing to establish the core's breeding efficiency and to provide core components for examinations to assess their performancemore » characteristics. This report presents a basic description of the processes and equipment used to prepare and to ship all LWBR nuclear fuel to the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) for long-term storage. Preparation processes included the underwater loading of LWBR fuel into storage liners, the sealing, dewatering and drying of the storage liners, and the final pressurization of the storage liners with inert neon gas. Shipping operations included the underwater installation of the fuel loaded storage liner into the Peach Bottom shipping cask, cask removal from the waterpit, cask preparations for shipping, and cask shipment by tractor trailer to the ICPP facility for long-term storage. The ICPP facility preparations for LWBR fuel storage and the ICPP process for discharge of the fuel into underground silos are presented. 10 refs., 42 figs.« less
  • The physical, chemical and radioactive properties are summarized for calcined high-level radioactive waste generated at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant resulting from reprocessing of irradiated defense nuclear fuels. Most of the data presented has been collected from reports published in the open literature. Projections of future waste volumes are presented, as are the properties of a potential immobilized waste form. 47 refs., 8 figs., 21 tabs.