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Title: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contact-handled transuranic waste preoperational checkout: Final report

Abstract

This report documents the results of the WIPP CH TRU Preoperational Checkout which was completed between June 8 and June 14, 1988 during which period, a total of 10 TRUPACT shipping containers were processed from site receipt through emplacement of the simulated waste packages in the underground storage area. Since the design of WIPP includes provisions to unload an internally contaminated TRUPACT, in the controlled environment of the Overpack and Repair Room, one TRUPACT was partially processed through this sequence of operations to verify this portion of the waste handling process as part of the checkout. The successful completion of the CH TRU Preoperational Checkout confirmed the acceptability of WIPP operating procedures, personnel, equipment, and techniques. Extrapolation of time-line data using a computer simulation model of the waste handling process has confirmed that WIPP operations can achieve the design throughput capability of 500,000 ft/sup 3//year, if required, using two waste handling shifts. The single shift throughput capability of 273,000 ft/sup 3//year exceeds the anticipated operating receival rate of about 230,000 ft/sup 3//year. At the 230,000 ft/sup 3//year rate, the combined CH TRU annual operator dose and the average individual dose (based on minimum crew size) is projected to be 13.7more » rem and 0.7 rem, respectively. 6 refs., 27 figs., 3 tabs.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Carlsbad, NM (USA). Waste Isolation Div.
OSTI Identifier:
6725718
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-88-012
ON: DE89002765
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-86AL31950
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
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; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; OPERATION; EVALUATION; WASTE RETRIEVAL; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; CONTAINERS; PROGRESS REPORT; WIPP; DOCUMENT TYPES; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PILOT PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage; 053000 - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contact-handled transuranic waste preoperational checkout: Final report. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contact-handled transuranic waste preoperational checkout: Final report. United States.
. 1988. "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contact-handled transuranic waste preoperational checkout: Final report". United States.
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