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Title: Protocols for Authorized Release of Concrete

Abstract

Much of the clean or slightly contaminated concrete from Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) activities could be re-used. Currently, there is no standardized approach, or protocol, for managing the disposition of such materials. Namely, all potential disposition options for concrete, including authorized release for re-use, are generally not fully evaluated in D&D projects, so large quantities have been unduly disposed of as low-level radioactive waste. As a result, costs of D&D have become prohibitively high, hindering expedient cleanup of surplus facilities. The ability to evaluate and implement the option of authorized release of concrete from demolition would result in significant cost savings, while maintaining protection of environmental health and safety, across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Argonne National Laboratory East (ANL-E), and Vanderbilt University have teamed to develop a protocol for the authorized release of concrete, based on the existing DOE guidance of Order 5400.5, that applies across the DOE complex. The protocol will provide a streamlined method for assessing risks and costs, and reaching optimal disposal options, including re-use of the concrete within the DOE system.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
910870
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-99-00941
TRN: US200802%%247
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Decommissioning Symposium 2000,Knoxville, TN,06/12/2000,06/18/2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ANL; CONCRETES; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; DEMOLITION; INEEL; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SAFETY; ALARA; concrete; D&D; reuse

Citation Formats

Smith, Agatha Marie, Meservey, Richard Harlan, Chen, S.Y., Powell, James Edward, and PArker, F. Protocols for Authorized Release of Concrete. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Smith, Agatha Marie, Meservey, Richard Harlan, Chen, S.Y., Powell, James Edward, & PArker, F. Protocols for Authorized Release of Concrete. United States.
Smith, Agatha Marie, Meservey, Richard Harlan, Chen, S.Y., Powell, James Edward, and PArker, F. Thu . "Protocols for Authorized Release of Concrete". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/910870.
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abstractNote = {Much of the clean or slightly contaminated concrete from Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) activities could be re-used. Currently, there is no standardized approach, or protocol, for managing the disposition of such materials. Namely, all potential disposition options for concrete, including authorized release for re-use, are generally not fully evaluated in D&D projects, so large quantities have been unduly disposed of as low-level radioactive waste. As a result, costs of D&D have become prohibitively high, hindering expedient cleanup of surplus facilities. The ability to evaluate and implement the option of authorized release of concrete from demolition would result in significant cost savings, while maintaining protection of environmental health and safety, across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Argonne National Laboratory East (ANL-E), and Vanderbilt University have teamed to develop a protocol for the authorized release of concrete, based on the existing DOE guidance of Order 5400.5, that applies across the DOE complex. The protocol will provide a streamlined method for assessing risks and costs, and reaching optimal disposal options, including re-use of the concrete within the DOE system.},
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