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Title: Northwest Hazardous Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Center: Program Plan. [Contains glossary]

Abstract

The Northwest Hazardous Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Center was created as part of an ongoing federal effort to provide technologies and methods that protect human health and welfare and environment from hazardous wastes. The Center was established by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) to develop and adapt innovative technologies and methods for assessing the impacts of and remediating inactive hazardous and radioactive mixed-waste sites. The Superfund legislation authorized $10 million for Pacific Northwest Laboratory to establish and operate the Center over a 5-year period. Under this legislation, Congress authorized $10 million each to support research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) on hazardous and radioactive mixed-waste problems in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, including the Hanford Site. In 1987, the Center initiated its RD and D activities and prepared this Program Plan that presents the framework within which the Center will carry out its mission. Section 1.0 describes the Center, its mission, objectives, organization, and relationship to other programs. Section 2.0 describes the Center's RD and D strategy and contains the RD and D objectives, priorities, and process to be used to select specific projects. Section 3.0 contains the Center's FY 1988 operating plan and describes themore » specific RD and D projects to be carried out and their budgets and schedules. 9 refs., 18 figs., 5 tabs.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5201570
Report Number(s):
PNL-6491-1
ON: DE88007599; TRN: 88-017215
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE DISPOSAL; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; IMPLEMENTATION; BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABORATORIES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; HEALTH HAZARDS; PLANNING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SUPERFUND; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; HAZARDS; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POLLUTION LAWS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

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Not Available. Northwest Hazardous Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Center: Program Plan. [Contains glossary]. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.2172/5201570.
Not Available. Northwest Hazardous Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Center: Program Plan. [Contains glossary]. United States. doi:10.2172/5201570.
Not Available. Mon . "Northwest Hazardous Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Center: Program Plan. [Contains glossary]". United States. doi:10.2172/5201570. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5201570.
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abstractNote = {The Northwest Hazardous Waste Research, Development, and Demonstration Center was created as part of an ongoing federal effort to provide technologies and methods that protect human health and welfare and environment from hazardous wastes. The Center was established by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) to develop and adapt innovative technologies and methods for assessing the impacts of and remediating inactive hazardous and radioactive mixed-waste sites. The Superfund legislation authorized $10 million for Pacific Northwest Laboratory to establish and operate the Center over a 5-year period. Under this legislation, Congress authorized $10 million each to support research, development, and demonstration (RD and D) on hazardous and radioactive mixed-waste problems in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, including the Hanford Site. In 1987, the Center initiated its RD and D activities and prepared this Program Plan that presents the framework within which the Center will carry out its mission. Section 1.0 describes the Center, its mission, objectives, organization, and relationship to other programs. Section 2.0 describes the Center's RD and D strategy and contains the RD and D objectives, priorities, and process to be used to select specific projects. Section 3.0 contains the Center's FY 1988 operating plan and describes the specific RD and D projects to be carried out and their budgets and schedules. 9 refs., 18 figs., 5 tabs.},
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