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Title: Tank Space Options Report

Abstract

A risk-based priority for the retrieval of Hanford Site waste from the 149 single-shell tanks (SSTs) has been adopted as a result of changes to the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO) (Ecology et al. 1997) negotiated in 2000. Retrieval of the first three tanks in the retrieval sequence fills available capacity in the double-shell tanks (DSTs) by 2007. As a result, the HFFACO change established a milestone (M-45-12-TO1) requiring the determination of options that could increase waste storage capacity for single-shell tank waste retrieval. The information will be considered in future negotiations. This document fulfills the milestone requirement. This study presents options that were reviewed for the purpose of increasing waste storage capacity. Eight options are identified that have the potential for increasing capacity from 5 to 10 million gallons, thus allowing uninterrupted single-shell tank retrieval until the planned Waste Treatment Plant begins processing substantial volumes of waste from the double-shell tanks in 2009. The cost of implementing these options is estimated to range from less than $1 per gallon to more than $14 per gallon. Construction of new double-shell tanks is estimated to cost about $63 per gallon. Providing 5 to 10 million gallons of availablemore » double-shell tank space could enable early retrieval of 5 to 9 high-risk single-shell tanks beyond those identified for retrieval by 2007. These tanks are A-101, AX-101, AX-103, BY-102, C-107, S-105, S-106, S-108, and S-109 (Garfield et al. 2000). This represents a potential to retrieve approximately 14 million total curies, including 3,200 curies of long-lived mobile radionuclides. The results of the study reflect qualitative analyses conducted to identify promising options. The estimated costs are rough-order-of magnitude and, therefore, subject to change. Implementing some of the options would represent a departure from the current baseline and may adversely impact the schedule for the Waste Treatment Plant. Some of the options would diminish the operational flexibility inherent in the current baseline and increase the risk of inability to accommodate significant Waste Treatment Plant startup problems, the potential loss of use of a double-shell tank, and other unforeseen events that could require additional tank space beyond that currently assumed necessary. The most promising options require more study to establish feasibility, enhance cost estimates, and understand operations impact of abnormal tank space utilization and need scenarios.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
CHG (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
806892
Report Number(s):
RPP-7702, Rev.0
EDT-632177; TRN: US0301552
DOE Contract Number:  
AC27-99RL14047
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Apr 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CAPACITY; ECOLOGY; FLEXIBILITY; ORDERS; PROCESSING; RADIOISOTOPES; SCHEDULES; TANKS; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE RETRIEVAL; WASTE STORAGE; WASTES

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BOYLES, V C. Tank Space Options Report. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/806892.
BOYLES, V C. Tank Space Options Report. United States. doi:10.2172/806892.
BOYLES, V C. Thu . "Tank Space Options Report". United States. doi:10.2172/806892. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/806892.
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title = {Tank Space Options Report},
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abstractNote = {A risk-based priority for the retrieval of Hanford Site waste from the 149 single-shell tanks (SSTs) has been adopted as a result of changes to the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO) (Ecology et al. 1997) negotiated in 2000. Retrieval of the first three tanks in the retrieval sequence fills available capacity in the double-shell tanks (DSTs) by 2007. As a result, the HFFACO change established a milestone (M-45-12-TO1) requiring the determination of options that could increase waste storage capacity for single-shell tank waste retrieval. The information will be considered in future negotiations. This document fulfills the milestone requirement. This study presents options that were reviewed for the purpose of increasing waste storage capacity. Eight options are identified that have the potential for increasing capacity from 5 to 10 million gallons, thus allowing uninterrupted single-shell tank retrieval until the planned Waste Treatment Plant begins processing substantial volumes of waste from the double-shell tanks in 2009. The cost of implementing these options is estimated to range from less than $1 per gallon to more than $14 per gallon. Construction of new double-shell tanks is estimated to cost about $63 per gallon. Providing 5 to 10 million gallons of available double-shell tank space could enable early retrieval of 5 to 9 high-risk single-shell tanks beyond those identified for retrieval by 2007. These tanks are A-101, AX-101, AX-103, BY-102, C-107, S-105, S-106, S-108, and S-109 (Garfield et al. 2000). This represents a potential to retrieve approximately 14 million total curies, including 3,200 curies of long-lived mobile radionuclides. The results of the study reflect qualitative analyses conducted to identify promising options. The estimated costs are rough-order-of magnitude and, therefore, subject to change. Implementing some of the options would represent a departure from the current baseline and may adversely impact the schedule for the Waste Treatment Plant. Some of the options would diminish the operational flexibility inherent in the current baseline and increase the risk of inability to accommodate significant Waste Treatment Plant startup problems, the potential loss of use of a double-shell tank, and other unforeseen events that could require additional tank space beyond that currently assumed necessary. The most promising options require more study to establish feasibility, enhance cost estimates, and understand operations impact of abnormal tank space utilization and need scenarios.},
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year = {Thu Apr 12 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
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