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Title: Transuranic and Low-Level Boxed Waste Form Nondestructive Assay Technology Overview and Assessment

Abstract

The Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) identified the need to perform an assessment of the functionality and performance of existing nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques relative to the low-level and transuranic waste inventory packaged in large-volume box-type containers. The primary objectives of this assessment were to: (1) determine the capability of existing boxed waste form NDA technology to comply with applicable waste radiological characterization requirements, (2) determine deficiencies associated with existing boxed waste assay technology implementation strategies, and (3) recommend a path forward for future technology development activities, if required. Based on this assessment, it is recommended that a boxed waste NDA development and demonstration project that expands the existing boxed waste NDA capability to accommodate the indicated deficiency set be implemented. To ensure that technology will be commercially available in a timely fashion, it is recommended this development and demonstration project be directed to the private sector. It is further recommended that the box NDA technology be of an innovative design incorporating sufficient NDA modalities, e.g., passive neutron, gamma, etc., to address the majority of the boxed waste inventory. The overall design should be modular such that subsets of the overall NDA system can be combined in optimal configurations tailoredmore » to differing waste types.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
5858
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-99-00121
ON: DE00005858
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; Nondestructive Analysis; Low-Level Radioactive Wastes; Alpha-Bearing Wastes; Containers; Waste Forms

Citation Formats

Becker, G, Connolly, M, and McIlwain, M. Transuranic and Low-Level Boxed Waste Form Nondestructive Assay Technology Overview and Assessment. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/5858.
Becker, G, Connolly, M, & McIlwain, M. Transuranic and Low-Level Boxed Waste Form Nondestructive Assay Technology Overview and Assessment. United States. doi:10.2172/5858.
Becker, G, Connolly, M, and McIlwain, M. Mon . "Transuranic and Low-Level Boxed Waste Form Nondestructive Assay Technology Overview and Assessment". United States. doi:10.2172/5858. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5858.
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title = {Transuranic and Low-Level Boxed Waste Form Nondestructive Assay Technology Overview and Assessment},
author = {Becker, G and Connolly, M and McIlwain, M},
abstractNote = {The Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) identified the need to perform an assessment of the functionality and performance of existing nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques relative to the low-level and transuranic waste inventory packaged in large-volume box-type containers. The primary objectives of this assessment were to: (1) determine the capability of existing boxed waste form NDA technology to comply with applicable waste radiological characterization requirements, (2) determine deficiencies associated with existing boxed waste assay technology implementation strategies, and (3) recommend a path forward for future technology development activities, if required. Based on this assessment, it is recommended that a boxed waste NDA development and demonstration project that expands the existing boxed waste NDA capability to accommodate the indicated deficiency set be implemented. To ensure that technology will be commercially available in a timely fashion, it is recommended this development and demonstration project be directed to the private sector. It is further recommended that the box NDA technology be of an innovative design incorporating sufficient NDA modalities, e.g., passive neutron, gamma, etc., to address the majority of the boxed waste inventory. The overall design should be modular such that subsets of the overall NDA system can be combined in optimal configurations tailored to differing waste types.},
doi = {10.2172/5858},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {2}
}

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