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Title: Integrated Treatment and Storage Solutions for Solid Radioactive Waste at the Russian Shipyard Near Polyarny

Abstract

Russian Navy Yard No. 10 (Shkval), near the city of Murmansk, has been designated as the recipient for Solid Radioactive Waste (SRW) pretreatment and storage facilities under the Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation (AMEC) Program. This shipyard serves the Northern Fleet by servicing, repairing, and dismantling naval vessels. Specifically, seven nuclear submarines of the first and second generation and Victor class are laid up at this shipyard, awaiting defueling and dismantlement. One first generation nuclear submarine has already been dismantled there, but recently progress on dismantlement has slowed because all the available storage space is full. SRW has been placed in metal storage containers, which have been moved outside of the actual storage site, which increases the environmental risks. AMEC is a cooperative effort between the Russian Federation, Kingdom of Norway and the United States. AMEC Projects 1.3 and 1.4 specifically address waste treatment and storage issues. Various waste treatment options have been assessed, technologies selected, and now integrated facilities are being designed and constructed to address these problems. Treatment technologies that are being designed and constructed include a mobile pretreatment facility comprising waste assay, segregation, size reduction, compaction and repackaging operations. Waste storage technologies include metal and concrete containers, andmore » lightweight modular storage buildings. This paper focuses on the problems and challenges that are and will be faced at the Polyarninsky Shipyard. Specifically, discussion of the waste quantities, types, and conditions and various site considerations versus the various technologies that are to be employed will be provided. A systems approach at the site is being proposed by the Russian partners, therefore integration with other ongoing and planned operations at the site will also be discussed.« less

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Research Org.:
U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, MD (US); Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Kjeller (NO); Science Applications International Corporation, Germantown, MD (US); Worldwide Performance & Innovation, Germantown, MD (US); Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller (NO); Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
832702
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2002 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/24/2002--02/28/2002; Other Information: PBD: 27 Feb 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONCRETES; CONTAINERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; SEGREGATION; STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; SUBMARINES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE STORAGE; WASTES

Citation Formats

Griffith, A, Engoy, T, Endregard, M, Busmundrud, O, Schwab, P, Nazarian, A, Krumrine, P, Backe, S, Gorin, S, and Evans, B. Integrated Treatment and Storage Solutions for Solid Radioactive Waste at the Russian Shipyard Near Polyarny. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Griffith, A, Engoy, T, Endregard, M, Busmundrud, O, Schwab, P, Nazarian, A, Krumrine, P, Backe, S, Gorin, S, & Evans, B. Integrated Treatment and Storage Solutions for Solid Radioactive Waste at the Russian Shipyard Near Polyarny. United States.
Griffith, A, Engoy, T, Endregard, M, Busmundrud, O, Schwab, P, Nazarian, A, Krumrine, P, Backe, S, Gorin, S, and Evans, B. Wed . "Integrated Treatment and Storage Solutions for Solid Radioactive Waste at the Russian Shipyard Near Polyarny". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/832702.
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author = {Griffith, A and Engoy, T and Endregard, M and Busmundrud, O and Schwab, P and Nazarian, A and Krumrine, P and Backe, S and Gorin, S and Evans, B},
abstractNote = {Russian Navy Yard No. 10 (Shkval), near the city of Murmansk, has been designated as the recipient for Solid Radioactive Waste (SRW) pretreatment and storage facilities under the Arctic Military Environmental Cooperation (AMEC) Program. This shipyard serves the Northern Fleet by servicing, repairing, and dismantling naval vessels. Specifically, seven nuclear submarines of the first and second generation and Victor class are laid up at this shipyard, awaiting defueling and dismantlement. One first generation nuclear submarine has already been dismantled there, but recently progress on dismantlement has slowed because all the available storage space is full. SRW has been placed in metal storage containers, which have been moved outside of the actual storage site, which increases the environmental risks. AMEC is a cooperative effort between the Russian Federation, Kingdom of Norway and the United States. AMEC Projects 1.3 and 1.4 specifically address waste treatment and storage issues. Various waste treatment options have been assessed, technologies selected, and now integrated facilities are being designed and constructed to address these problems. Treatment technologies that are being designed and constructed include a mobile pretreatment facility comprising waste assay, segregation, size reduction, compaction and repackaging operations. Waste storage technologies include metal and concrete containers, and lightweight modular storage buildings. This paper focuses on the problems and challenges that are and will be faced at the Polyarninsky Shipyard. Specifically, discussion of the waste quantities, types, and conditions and various site considerations versus the various technologies that are to be employed will be provided. A systems approach at the site is being proposed by the Russian partners, therefore integration with other ongoing and planned operations at the site will also be discussed.},
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