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Title: Repackaging SRS Black Box TRU Waste

Abstract

Historically, large items of TRU Waste, which were too large to be packaged in drums for disposal have been packaged in various sizes of custom made plywood boxes at the Savannah River Site (SRS), for many years. These boxes were subsequently packaged into large steel ''Black Boxes'' for storage at SRS, pending availability of Characterization and Certification capability, to facilitate disposal of larger items of TRU Waste. There are approximately 107 Black Boxes in inventory at SRS, each measuring some 18' x 12' x 7', and weighing up to 45,000 lbs. These Black Boxes have been stored since the early 1980s. The project to repackage this waste into Standard Large Boxes (SLBs), Standard Waste Boxes (SWB) and Ten Drum Overpacks (TDOP), for subsequent characterization and WIPP disposal, commenced in FY04. To date, 10 Black Boxes have been repackaged, resulting in 40 SLB-2's, and 37 B25 overpack boxes, these B25's will be overpacked in SLB-2's prior to shipping to WIPP. This paper will describe experience to date from this project.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
881495
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2006-00019
TRN: US0603150
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; AVAILABILITY; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; STEELS; STORAGE; WASTES; WIPP

Citation Formats

Swale, D. J., Stone, K.A., and Milner, T. N. Repackaging SRS Black Box TRU Waste. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Swale, D. J., Stone, K.A., & Milner, T. N. Repackaging SRS Black Box TRU Waste. United States.
Swale, D. J., Stone, K.A., and Milner, T. N. Mon . "Repackaging SRS Black Box TRU Waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/881495.
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abstractNote = {Historically, large items of TRU Waste, which were too large to be packaged in drums for disposal have been packaged in various sizes of custom made plywood boxes at the Savannah River Site (SRS), for many years. These boxes were subsequently packaged into large steel ''Black Boxes'' for storage at SRS, pending availability of Characterization and Certification capability, to facilitate disposal of larger items of TRU Waste. There are approximately 107 Black Boxes in inventory at SRS, each measuring some 18' x 12' x 7', and weighing up to 45,000 lbs. These Black Boxes have been stored since the early 1980s. The project to repackage this waste into Standard Large Boxes (SLBs), Standard Waste Boxes (SWB) and Ten Drum Overpacks (TDOP), for subsequent characterization and WIPP disposal, commenced in FY04. To date, 10 Black Boxes have been repackaged, resulting in 40 SLB-2's, and 37 B25 overpack boxes, these B25's will be overpacked in SLB-2's prior to shipping to WIPP. This paper will describe experience to date from this project.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 09 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Jan 09 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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