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Title: Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops ''Quick to WIPP'' Strategy

Abstract

The Cerro Grande forest fire in May of 2000 and the terrorist events of September 11, 2001 precipitated concerns of the vulnerability of legacy contact-handled (CH), high-wattage transuranic (TRU) waste stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). An analysis of the 9,100 cubic meters of stored CH-TRU waste revealed that 400 cubic meters or 4.5% of the inventory represented 61% of the risk. The analysis further showed that this 400 cubic meters was contained in only 2,000 drums. These facts and the question ''How can the disposition of this waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) be accelerated?'' formed the genesis of LANL's Quick to WIPP initiative.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (US); U. S. Department of Energy, Albuquerque Operations Office, Albuquerque, NM; U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Los Alamos Site Operations, Los Alamos, NM; Westinghouse TRU Solutions, LLC, Albuquerque, NM; Westinghouse TRU Solutions, LLC, Carlsbad, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
827596
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003; Other Information: PBD: 25 Feb 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FORESTS; LANL; METERS; ORIGIN; VULNERABILITY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WIPP

Citation Formats

Jones, R., Allen, G., Kosiewicz, S., Martin, B,, LANL, Nunz, J., Biedscheid, J., Sellmer, T., Willis, J., Orban, J., Liekhus, K., and Djordjevic, S. Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops ''Quick to WIPP'' Strategy. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Jones, R., Allen, G., Kosiewicz, S., Martin, B,, LANL, Nunz, J., Biedscheid, J., Sellmer, T., Willis, J., Orban, J., Liekhus, K., & Djordjevic, S. Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops ''Quick to WIPP'' Strategy. United States.
Jones, R., Allen, G., Kosiewicz, S., Martin, B,, LANL, Nunz, J., Biedscheid, J., Sellmer, T., Willis, J., Orban, J., Liekhus, K., and Djordjevic, S. Tue . "Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops ''Quick to WIPP'' Strategy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/827596.
@article{osti_827596,
title = {Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops ''Quick to WIPP'' Strategy},
author = {Jones, R. and Allen, G. and Kosiewicz, S. and Martin, B, and LANL and Nunz, J. and Biedscheid, J. and Sellmer, T. and Willis, J. and Orban, J. and Liekhus, K. and Djordjevic, S.},
abstractNote = {The Cerro Grande forest fire in May of 2000 and the terrorist events of September 11, 2001 precipitated concerns of the vulnerability of legacy contact-handled (CH), high-wattage transuranic (TRU) waste stored at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). An analysis of the 9,100 cubic meters of stored CH-TRU waste revealed that 400 cubic meters or 4.5% of the inventory represented 61% of the risk. The analysis further showed that this 400 cubic meters was contained in only 2,000 drums. These facts and the question ''How can the disposition of this waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) be accelerated?'' formed the genesis of LANL's Quick to WIPP initiative.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {2}
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