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Title: TFA Tanks Focus Area Multiyear Program Plan FY00-FY04

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to face a major radioactive waste tank remediation problem with hundreds of waste tanks containing hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of high-level waste (HLW) and transuranic (TRU) waste across the DOE complex. Approximately 68 tanks are known or assumed to have leaked contamination to the soil. Some of the tank contents have reacted to form flammable gases, introducing additional safety risks. These tanks must be maintained in a safe condition and eventually remediated to minimize the risk of waste migration and/or exposure to workers, the public, and the environment. However, programmatic drivers are more ambitious than baseline technologies and budgets will support. Science and technology development investments are required to reduce the technical and programmatic risks associated with the tank remediation baselines. The Tanks Focus Area (TFA) was initiated in 1994 to serve as the DOE Office of Environmental Management's (EM's) national technology development program. for radioactive waste tank remediation. The national program was formed to increase integration and realize greater benefits from DOE's technology development budget. The TFA is responsible for managing, coordinating, and leveraging technology development to support DOE's five major tank sites: Hanford Site (Washington), Idaho National Engineering andmore » Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) (Idaho), Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) (Tennessee), Savannah River Site (SRS) (South Carolina), and West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) (New York). Its technical scope covers the major functions that comprise a complete tank remediation system: waste retrieval, waste pretreatment, waste immobilization, tank closure, and characterization of both the waste and tank with safety integrated into all the functions. The TFA integrates program activities across EM organizations that fund tank technology development, including the Offices of Waste Management (EM-30), Environmental Restoration (EM-40), and Science and Technology (EM-50 or OST).« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
13066
Report Number(s):
PNNL-12264; EW4010000
R&D Project: 22430; EW4010000; TRN: US0110720
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Oct 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; US DOE; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; STORAGE FACILITIES; LEAKS; REMEDIAL ACTION; WASTE RETRIEVAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; DECOMMISSIONING

Citation Formats

Carteret, BA, Westsik, JH, Roeder-Smith, LR, Gilchrist, RL, Allen, RW, Schlahta, SN, and Brouns, TM. TFA Tanks Focus Area Multiyear Program Plan FY00-FY04. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/13066.
Carteret, BA, Westsik, JH, Roeder-Smith, LR, Gilchrist, RL, Allen, RW, Schlahta, SN, & Brouns, TM. TFA Tanks Focus Area Multiyear Program Plan FY00-FY04. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/13066
Carteret, BA, Westsik, JH, Roeder-Smith, LR, Gilchrist, RL, Allen, RW, Schlahta, SN, and Brouns, TM. Tue . "TFA Tanks Focus Area Multiyear Program Plan FY00-FY04". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/13066. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/13066.
@article{osti_13066,
title = {TFA Tanks Focus Area Multiyear Program Plan FY00-FY04},
author = {Carteret, BA and Westsik, JH and Roeder-Smith, LR and Gilchrist, RL and Allen, RW and Schlahta, SN and Brouns, TM},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to face a major radioactive waste tank remediation problem with hundreds of waste tanks containing hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of high-level waste (HLW) and transuranic (TRU) waste across the DOE complex. Approximately 68 tanks are known or assumed to have leaked contamination to the soil. Some of the tank contents have reacted to form flammable gases, introducing additional safety risks. These tanks must be maintained in a safe condition and eventually remediated to minimize the risk of waste migration and/or exposure to workers, the public, and the environment. However, programmatic drivers are more ambitious than baseline technologies and budgets will support. Science and technology development investments are required to reduce the technical and programmatic risks associated with the tank remediation baselines. The Tanks Focus Area (TFA) was initiated in 1994 to serve as the DOE Office of Environmental Management's (EM's) national technology development program. for radioactive waste tank remediation. The national program was formed to increase integration and realize greater benefits from DOE's technology development budget. The TFA is responsible for managing, coordinating, and leveraging technology development to support DOE's five major tank sites: Hanford Site (Washington), Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) (Idaho), Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) (Tennessee), Savannah River Site (SRS) (South Carolina), and West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) (New York). Its technical scope covers the major functions that comprise a complete tank remediation system: waste retrieval, waste pretreatment, waste immobilization, tank closure, and characterization of both the waste and tank with safety integrated into all the functions. The TFA integrates program activities across EM organizations that fund tank technology development, including the Offices of Waste Management (EM-30), Environmental Restoration (EM-40), and Science and Technology (EM-50 or OST).},
doi = {10.2172/13066},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/13066}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {10}
}