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Title: Non-destructive measurement of solid plutonium waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abstract

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a national defense facility involved in the recovery and processing of plutonium. Wastes and residues are routinely generated here from many stages of plutonium metal fabrication and from pyrochemical and aqueous processing of plutonium scrap. Materials which require measurement include plutonium oxide from burned residues, Pu-bearing salts from production/reduction and metal purification processes, impure plutonium metal, metal reduction slags, ash, undissolved oxide heels, ceramics, and auxiliary implements such as HEPA filters, plastics, and cleaning rags. Nondestructive assays (NDA) of transuranic (TRU) waste from these materials are often troublesome and may pose formidable challenges to the measurement specialist. This document discusses these waste measurement issues at LANL. 25 figs., 2 tabs.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/DP
OSTI Identifier:
5534693
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-89-3330; CONF-8910217-1
ON: DE90001824
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Bilateral agreement on radioactive waste management, Mito City (Japan), 17-20 Oct 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; RADIATION DETECTION; MEASURING METHODS; ACCURACY; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; ALGORITHMS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; FLUORIDES; HYDROCARBONS; LANL; MAGNESIUM; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MOLTEN SALTS; PLUTONIUM; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; REDUCING AGENTS; ACTINIDES; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; DETECTION; ELEMENTS; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MATERIALS TESTING; MATHEMATICAL LOGIC; METALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SALTS; SPECTROSCOPY; TESTING; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing; 990230 - Mathematics & Mathematical Models- (1987-1989)

Citation Formats

Wachter, J R. Non-destructive measurement of solid plutonium waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Wachter, J R. Non-destructive measurement of solid plutonium waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States.
Wachter, J R. 1989. "Non-destructive measurement of solid plutonium waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5534693.
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