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Title: HANFORD SITE RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT (RPP) TANK FARM CLOSURE

Abstract

The U. S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection and the CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. are responsible for the operations, cleanup, and closure activities at the Hanford Tank Farms. There are 177 tanks overall in the tank farms, 149 single-shell tanks (see Figure 1), and 28 double-shell tanks (see Figure 2). The single-shell tanks were constructed 40 to 60 years ago and all have exceeded their design life. The single-shell tanks do not meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 [1] requirements. Accordingly, radioactive waste is being retrieved from the single-shell tanks and transferred to double-shell tanks for storage prior to treatment through vitrification and disposal. Following retrieval of as much waste as is technically possible from the single-shell tanks, the Office of River Protection plans to close the single-shell tanks in accordance with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order [2] and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [3] requirements. The double-shell tanks will remain in operation through much of the cleanup mission until sufficient waste has been treated such that the Office of River Protection can commence closing the double-shell tanks. At the current time, however, the focus is on retrieving waste and closingmore » the single-shell tanks. The single-shell tanks are being managed and will be closed in accordance with the pertinent requirements in: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 and its Washington State-authorized Dangerous Waste Regulations [4], US DOE Order 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management [5], the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [6], and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 [7]. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, which is commonly referred to as the Tri-Party Agreement or TPA, was originally signed by Department of Energy, the State of Washington, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1989. Meanwhile, the retrieval of the waste is under way and is being conducted to achieve the completion criteria established in the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
875792
Report Number(s):
RPP-28765-FP Rev 0
TRN: US0600778
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC27-99RL14047
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM'06 CONFERENCE 02/26/2006 THRU 03/02/2006 TUCSON, AZ
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ATOMIC ENERGY ACT; CLOSURES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; RIVERS; STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; TANKS; US DOE; US EPA; US NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT; VITRIFICATION; WASTES

Citation Formats

JARAYSI, M.N., SMITH, Z., QUINTERO, R., BURANDT, M.B., and HEWITT, W. HANFORD SITE RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT (RPP) TANK FARM CLOSURE. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
JARAYSI, M.N., SMITH, Z., QUINTERO, R., BURANDT, M.B., & HEWITT, W. HANFORD SITE RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT (RPP) TANK FARM CLOSURE. United States.
JARAYSI, M.N., SMITH, Z., QUINTERO, R., BURANDT, M.B., and HEWITT, W. Mon . "HANFORD SITE RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT (RPP) TANK FARM CLOSURE". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875792.
@article{osti_875792,
title = {HANFORD SITE RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT (RPP) TANK FARM CLOSURE},
author = {JARAYSI, M.N. and SMITH, Z. and QUINTERO, R. and BURANDT, M.B. and HEWITT, W.},
abstractNote = {The U. S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection and the CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. are responsible for the operations, cleanup, and closure activities at the Hanford Tank Farms. There are 177 tanks overall in the tank farms, 149 single-shell tanks (see Figure 1), and 28 double-shell tanks (see Figure 2). The single-shell tanks were constructed 40 to 60 years ago and all have exceeded their design life. The single-shell tanks do not meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 [1] requirements. Accordingly, radioactive waste is being retrieved from the single-shell tanks and transferred to double-shell tanks for storage prior to treatment through vitrification and disposal. Following retrieval of as much waste as is technically possible from the single-shell tanks, the Office of River Protection plans to close the single-shell tanks in accordance with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order [2] and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [3] requirements. The double-shell tanks will remain in operation through much of the cleanup mission until sufficient waste has been treated such that the Office of River Protection can commence closing the double-shell tanks. At the current time, however, the focus is on retrieving waste and closing the single-shell tanks. The single-shell tanks are being managed and will be closed in accordance with the pertinent requirements in: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 and its Washington State-authorized Dangerous Waste Regulations [4], US DOE Order 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management [5], the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [6], and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 [7]. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, which is commonly referred to as the Tri-Party Agreement or TPA, was originally signed by Department of Energy, the State of Washington, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1989. Meanwhile, the retrieval of the waste is under way and is being conducted to achieve the completion criteria established in the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order.},
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