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Title: 1999 Annual Report on Waste Generation and Pollution Prevention Progress as Required by DOE Order 5400.1

Abstract

Hanford's missions are to safely clean-up and manage the site's legacy wastes, and to develop and deploy science and technology. Through these missions Hanford will contribute to economic diversification of the region. Hanford's environmental management or clean-up mission is to protect the health and safety of the public, workers, and the environment; control hazardous materials; and utilize the assets (people, infrastructure, and site) for other missions. Hanford's science and technology mission is to develop and deploy science and technology in the service of the nation including stewardship of the Hanford Site. Pollution Prevention is a key to the success of these missions by reducing the amount of waste to be managed and identifying/implementing cost effective waste reduction projects. Hanford's original mission, the production of nuclear materials for the nation's defense programs, lasted more than 40 years, and like most manufacturing operations, Hanford's operations generated large quantities of waste and pollution. However, the by-products from Hanford operations pose unique problems like radiation hazards, vast volumes of contaminated water and soil, and many contaminated structures including reactors, chemical plants and evaporation ponds. The clean-up activity is an immense and challenging undertaking. Including characterization and decommissioning of 149 single shell storage tanks, treatingmore » 28 double shell tanks, safely disposing of over 2,100 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel stored on site, removing numerous structures, and dealing with significant solid waste, ground water, and land restoration issues.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (US)
OSTI Identifier:
801860
Report Number(s):
HNF-6039, Rev.0
TRN: US0300539
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CHEMICAL PLANTS; ECONOMICS; GROUND WATER; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; POLLUTION; RADIATION HAZARDS; SOLID WASTES; WASTES; WATER

Citation Formats

SEGALL, P. 1999 Annual Report on Waste Generation and Pollution Prevention Progress as Required by DOE Order 5400.1. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/801860.
SEGALL, P. 1999 Annual Report on Waste Generation and Pollution Prevention Progress as Required by DOE Order 5400.1. United States. doi:10.2172/801860.
SEGALL, P. Wed . "1999 Annual Report on Waste Generation and Pollution Prevention Progress as Required by DOE Order 5400.1". United States. doi:10.2172/801860. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/801860.
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title = {1999 Annual Report on Waste Generation and Pollution Prevention Progress as Required by DOE Order 5400.1},
author = {SEGALL, P.},
abstractNote = {Hanford's missions are to safely clean-up and manage the site's legacy wastes, and to develop and deploy science and technology. Through these missions Hanford will contribute to economic diversification of the region. Hanford's environmental management or clean-up mission is to protect the health and safety of the public, workers, and the environment; control hazardous materials; and utilize the assets (people, infrastructure, and site) for other missions. Hanford's science and technology mission is to develop and deploy science and technology in the service of the nation including stewardship of the Hanford Site. Pollution Prevention is a key to the success of these missions by reducing the amount of waste to be managed and identifying/implementing cost effective waste reduction projects. Hanford's original mission, the production of nuclear materials for the nation's defense programs, lasted more than 40 years, and like most manufacturing operations, Hanford's operations generated large quantities of waste and pollution. However, the by-products from Hanford operations pose unique problems like radiation hazards, vast volumes of contaminated water and soil, and many contaminated structures including reactors, chemical plants and evaporation ponds. The clean-up activity is an immense and challenging undertaking. Including characterization and decommissioning of 149 single shell storage tanks, treating 28 double shell tanks, safely disposing of over 2,100 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel stored on site, removing numerous structures, and dealing with significant solid waste, ground water, and land restoration issues.},
doi = {10.2172/801860},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2000},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2000}
}

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