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Title: Radioactive and nonradioactive waste intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Abstract

Transuranic (TRU) waste generated by the handling of plutonium in research on or production of US nuclear weapons will be disposed of in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This paper describes the physical and radiological properties of the TRU waste that will be deposited in the WIPP. This geologic repository will accommodate up to 175,564 m{sup 3} of TRU waste, corresponding to 168,485 m{sup 3} of contact-handled (CH-) TRU waste and 7,079 m{sup 3} of remote-handled (RH-) TRU waste. Approximately 35% of the TRU waste is currently packaged and stored (i.e., legacy) waste, with the remainder of the waste to be packaged or generated and packaged in activities before the year 2033, the closure time for the repository. These wastes were produced at 27 US Department of Energy (DOE) sites in the course of generating defense nuclear materials. The radionuclide and nonradionuclide inventories for the TRU wastes described in this paper were used in the 1996 WIPP Compliance Certification Application (CCA) performance assessment calculations by Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM).

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755559
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-0444J
TRN: US0003615
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: Submitted to Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue); PBD: 19 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; WIPP; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RADIOACTIVITY; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTES; INVENTORIES; SOURCE TERMS; COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION APPLICATION (CCA); CONTACT-HANDLED (CH-) TRANSURANIC (TRU) WASTE; CONTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS; PEROFRMANCE ASSESSMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE; RADIONUCLIDE INVENTORY; RELEASE LIMITS; REMOTE-HANDLED (RH-) TRU; SOURCE TERM; WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT; 40 CFR 191

Citation Formats

SANCHEZ,LAWRENCE C., DREZ,P.E., RATH,JONATHAN S., and TRELLUE,H.R. Radioactive and nonradioactive waste intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00027-2.
SANCHEZ,LAWRENCE C., DREZ,P.E., RATH,JONATHAN S., & TRELLUE,H.R. Radioactive and nonradioactive waste intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. United States. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00027-2.
SANCHEZ,LAWRENCE C., DREZ,P.E., RATH,JONATHAN S., and TRELLUE,H.R. Fri . "Radioactive and nonradioactive waste intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant". United States. doi:10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00027-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755559.
@article{osti_755559,
title = {Radioactive and nonradioactive waste intended for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant},
author = {SANCHEZ,LAWRENCE C. and DREZ,P.E. and RATH,JONATHAN S. and TRELLUE,H.R.},
abstractNote = {Transuranic (TRU) waste generated by the handling of plutonium in research on or production of US nuclear weapons will be disposed of in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This paper describes the physical and radiological properties of the TRU waste that will be deposited in the WIPP. This geologic repository will accommodate up to 175,564 m{sup 3} of TRU waste, corresponding to 168,485 m{sup 3} of contact-handled (CH-) TRU waste and 7,079 m{sup 3} of remote-handled (RH-) TRU waste. Approximately 35% of the TRU waste is currently packaged and stored (i.e., legacy) waste, with the remainder of the waste to be packaged or generated and packaged in activities before the year 2033, the closure time for the repository. These wastes were produced at 27 US Department of Energy (DOE) sites in the course of generating defense nuclear materials. The radionuclide and nonradionuclide inventories for the TRU wastes described in this paper were used in the 1996 WIPP Compliance Certification Application (CCA) performance assessment calculations by Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM).},
doi = {10.1016/S0951-8320(00)00027-2},
journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}