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Title: Nuclear Materials Stewardship Within the DOE Environmental Management Program

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Program has made significant progress in planning disposition of its excess nuclear materials and has recently completed several noteworthy studies. Since establishment in 1997, the EM Nuclear Material Stewardship Program has developed disposition plans for excess nuclear materials to support facility deactivation. All nuclear materials have been removed from the Miamisburg Environmental Management Project (Mound), and disposition planning is nearing completion for the Fernald Environmental Management Project and the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. Only a few issues remain for materials at the Hanford and Idaho sites. Recent trade studies include the Savannah River Site Canyons Nuclear Materials Identification Study, a Cesium/Strontium Management Alternatives Trade Study, a Liquid Technical Standards Trade Study, an Irradiated Beryllium Reflectors with Tritium study, a Special Performance Assessment Required Trade Study, a Neutron Source Trade Study, and development of discard criteria for uranium. A Small Sites Workshop was also held. Potential and planned future activities include updating the Plutonium-239 storage study, developing additional packaging standards, developing a Nuclear Material Disposition Handbook, determining how to recover or dispose of Pu-244 and U-233, and working with additional sites to define disposition plans for their nuclear materials.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Operations, U. S. Department of Energy P.O. Box A, Aiken SC (US); Department of Energy EM-21, Clov 2066 19901Germantown Road, Germantown, MD; Albuquerque Operations Office, U. S. Department of Energy P.O. Box 5400 Albuquerque, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
830027
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2002 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/24/2002--02/28/2002; Other Information: PBD: 26 Feb 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BERYLLIUM; DEACTIVATION; IDAHO; MANAGEMENT; NEUTRON SOURCES; PACKAGING; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; PLUTONIUM 239; SAVANNAH RIVER; STORAGE; TRITIUM; URANIUM; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Bilyeu, J. D., Kiess, T. E., and Gates, M. L. Nuclear Materials Stewardship Within the DOE Environmental Management Program. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Bilyeu, J. D., Kiess, T. E., & Gates, M. L. Nuclear Materials Stewardship Within the DOE Environmental Management Program. United States.
Bilyeu, J. D., Kiess, T. E., and Gates, M. L. Tue . "Nuclear Materials Stewardship Within the DOE Environmental Management Program". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/830027.
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abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Program has made significant progress in planning disposition of its excess nuclear materials and has recently completed several noteworthy studies. Since establishment in 1997, the EM Nuclear Material Stewardship Program has developed disposition plans for excess nuclear materials to support facility deactivation. All nuclear materials have been removed from the Miamisburg Environmental Management Project (Mound), and disposition planning is nearing completion for the Fernald Environmental Management Project and the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. Only a few issues remain for materials at the Hanford and Idaho sites. Recent trade studies include the Savannah River Site Canyons Nuclear Materials Identification Study, a Cesium/Strontium Management Alternatives Trade Study, a Liquid Technical Standards Trade Study, an Irradiated Beryllium Reflectors with Tritium study, a Special Performance Assessment Required Trade Study, a Neutron Source Trade Study, and development of discard criteria for uranium. A Small Sites Workshop was also held. Potential and planned future activities include updating the Plutonium-239 storage study, developing additional packaging standards, developing a Nuclear Material Disposition Handbook, determining how to recover or dispose of Pu-244 and U-233, and working with additional sites to define disposition plans for their nuclear materials.},
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