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Title: Disposal of TRU Waste from the PFP in pipe overpack containers to WIPP Including New Security Requirements

Abstract

The Department of Energy is responsible for the safe management and cleanup of the DOE complex. As part of the cleanup and closure of the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) located on the Hanford site, the nuclear material inventory was reviewed to determine the appropriate disposition path. Based on the nuclear material characteristics, the material was designated for stabilization and packaging for long term storage and transfer to the Savannah River Site, or a decision for discard was made. The discarded material was designated as waste material and slated for disposal to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Prior to preparing any residue wastes for disposal at the WIPP, several major activities need to be completed. As detailed a processing history as possible of the material including origin of the waste must be researched and documented. A technical basis for termination of safeguards on the material must be prepared and approved. Utilizing process knowledge and processing history, the material must be characterized, sampling requirements determined, acceptable knowledge package and waste designation completed prior to disposal. All of these activities involve several organizations including the contractor, DOE, state representatives and other regulators such as EPA. At PFP, a process has been developedmore » for meeting the many, varied requirements and successfully used to prepare several residue waste streams including Rocky Flats incinerator ash, hanford incinerator ash and Sand, Slag and Crucible (SS and C) material for disposal. These waste residues are packed into Pipe Overpack Containers for shipment to the WIPP.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (US)
OSTI Identifier:
810507
Report Number(s):
HNF-14749-FP, Rev.0
TRN: US0302857
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Feb 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; CONTAINERS; INCINERATORS; PLUTONIUM; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SECURITY; STORAGE; US EPA; WASTES; WIPP

Citation Formats

HOPKINS, A M. Disposal of TRU Waste from the PFP in pipe overpack containers to WIPP Including New Security Requirements. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
HOPKINS, A M. Disposal of TRU Waste from the PFP in pipe overpack containers to WIPP Including New Security Requirements. United States.
HOPKINS, A M. Sat . "Disposal of TRU Waste from the PFP in pipe overpack containers to WIPP Including New Security Requirements". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/810507.
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year = {Sat Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2003},
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