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Title: Assessment of Preferred Depleted Uranium Disposal Forms

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of converting about 700,000 metric tons (MT) of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) containing 475,000 MT of depleted uranium (DU) to a stable form more suitable for long-term storage or disposal. Potential conversion forms include the tetrafluoride (DUF4), oxide (DUO2 or DU3O8), or metal. If worthwhile beneficial uses cannot be found for the DU product form, it will be sent to an appropriate site for disposal. The DU products are considered to be low-level waste (LLW) under both DOE orders and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. The objective of this study was to assess the acceptability of the potential DU conversion products at potential LLW disposal sites to provide a basis for DOE decisions on the preferred DU product form and a path forward that will ensure reliable and efficient disposal.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
763230
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2000/161
TRN: US0004668
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DEPLETED URANIUM; WASTE FORMS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES

Citation Formats

Croff, A.G., Hightower, J.R., Lee, D.W., Michaels, G.E., Ranek, N.L., and Trabalka, J.R. Assessment of Preferred Depleted Uranium Disposal Forms. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/763230.
Croff, A.G., Hightower, J.R., Lee, D.W., Michaels, G.E., Ranek, N.L., & Trabalka, J.R. Assessment of Preferred Depleted Uranium Disposal Forms. United States. doi:10.2172/763230.
Croff, A.G., Hightower, J.R., Lee, D.W., Michaels, G.E., Ranek, N.L., and Trabalka, J.R. Thu . "Assessment of Preferred Depleted Uranium Disposal Forms". United States. doi:10.2172/763230. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/763230.
@article{osti_763230,
title = {Assessment of Preferred Depleted Uranium Disposal Forms},
author = {Croff, A.G. and Hightower, J.R. and Lee, D.W. and Michaels, G.E. and Ranek, N.L. and Trabalka, J.R.},
abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of converting about 700,000 metric tons (MT) of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) containing 475,000 MT of depleted uranium (DU) to a stable form more suitable for long-term storage or disposal. Potential conversion forms include the tetrafluoride (DUF4), oxide (DUO2 or DU3O8), or metal. If worthwhile beneficial uses cannot be found for the DU product form, it will be sent to an appropriate site for disposal. The DU products are considered to be low-level waste (LLW) under both DOE orders and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations. The objective of this study was to assess the acceptability of the potential DU conversion products at potential LLW disposal sites to provide a basis for DOE decisions on the preferred DU product form and a path forward that will ensure reliable and efficient disposal.},
doi = {10.2172/763230},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
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