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Title: SELECTION OF SURPLUS PLUTONIUM MATERIALS FOR DISPOSITION TO WIPP

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing a Surplus Plutonium Disposition (SPD) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Included in the evaluation are up to 6 metric tons (MT) of plutonium in the form of impure oxides and metals for which a disposition plan has not been decided, among options that include preparation as feed for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility; disposing to high-level waste through the Savannah River Site (SRS) HB Line and H Canyon; can-in-canister disposal using the SRS Defense Waste Processing Facility; and preparation for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). DOE and SRS have identified at least 0.5 MT of plutonium that, because of high levels of chemical and isotopic impurities, is impractical for disposition by methods other than the WIPP pathway. Characteristics of these items and the disposition strategy are discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1043253
Report Number(s):
SRNL-MS-2012-00104
TRN: US1203050
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 53rd Annual Meeting
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; EVALUATION; FABRICATION; IMPURITIES; METRICS; MIXED OXIDE FUELS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; OXIDES; PLUTONIUM; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; WIPP

Citation Formats

Allender, J., Mcclard, J., and Christopher, J. SELECTION OF SURPLUS PLUTONIUM MATERIALS FOR DISPOSITION TO WIPP. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Allender, J., Mcclard, J., & Christopher, J. SELECTION OF SURPLUS PLUTONIUM MATERIALS FOR DISPOSITION TO WIPP. United States.
Allender, J., Mcclard, J., and Christopher, J. Fri . "SELECTION OF SURPLUS PLUTONIUM MATERIALS FOR DISPOSITION TO WIPP". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1043253.
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author = {Allender, J. and Mcclard, J. and Christopher, J.},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing a Surplus Plutonium Disposition (SPD) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Included in the evaluation are up to 6 metric tons (MT) of plutonium in the form of impure oxides and metals for which a disposition plan has not been decided, among options that include preparation as feed for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility; disposing to high-level waste through the Savannah River Site (SRS) HB Line and H Canyon; can-in-canister disposal using the SRS Defense Waste Processing Facility; and preparation for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). DOE and SRS have identified at least 0.5 MT of plutonium that, because of high levels of chemical and isotopic impurities, is impractical for disposition by methods other than the WIPP pathway. Characteristics of these items and the disposition strategy are discussed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {6}
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