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Title: Mobile/Modular Deployment Project-Enhancing Efficiencies within the National Transuranic Waste Program.

Abstract

In 1999, the National Transuranic (TRU) Waste Program (NTP) achieved two significant milestones. First, the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP) opened in March for the permanent disposal of TRU waste generated by, and temporarily stored at, various sites supporting the nation's defense programs. Second, the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, issued by the New Mexico Environment Department, for WIPP became effective in November. While the opening of WIPP brought to closure a number of scientific, engineering, regulatory, and political challenges, achieving this major milestone led to a new set of challenges-how to achieve the Department of Energy's (DOE's) NTP end-state vision: All TRU waste from DOE sites scheduled for closure is removed All legacy TRU waste from DOE sites with an ongoing nuclear mission is disposed 0 All newly generated TRU waste is disposed as it is generated The goal is to operate the national TRU waste program safely, cost effectively, in compliance with applicable regulations and agreements, and at full capacity in a fully integrated mode. The existing schedule for TRU waste disposition would achieve the NTP vision in 2034 at an estimated life-cycle cost of $16B. The DOE's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) seeks to achieve this vision early-by at leastmore » 10 years- while saving the nation an estimated $48 to $6B. CBFO's approach is to optimize, or to make as functional as possible, TRU waste disposition. That is, to remove barriers that impede waste disposition, and increase the rate and cost efficiency of waste disposal at WIPP, while maintaining safety. The Mobile/Modular Deployment Project (MMDP) is the principal vehicle for implementing DOE's new commercial model of using best business practices of national authorization basis, standardization, and economies of scale to accelerate the completion of WIPP's mission. The MMDP is one of the cornerstones of the National TRU Waste System Optimization Project (1). The objective of the MMDP is to increase TRU waste shipment and disposal rates from currently certified sites as well as to provide a means to remove TRU waste from sites that have no characterization capability.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. (Ines R.)
  2. (George B.)
  3. (Sue)
  4. (David C.)
  5. (Robert G.)
  6. (Sheila A.)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
975945
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-02-0217; LA-UR-02-217
TRN: US1006831
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Submitted to: Waste Management '02, Tucson, AZ, February 24-28, 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; BUSINESS; CAPACITY; CLOSURES; COMPLIANCE; EFFICIENCY; FUNCTIONALS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; NEW MEXICO; OPENINGS; OPTIMIZATION; REGULATIONS; SAFETY; SCHEDULES; STANDARDIZATION; VISION; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; WIPP

Citation Formats

Triay, I. R., Basabilvazo, G. B., Countiss, S., Moody, D. C., Behrens, R. G., and Lott, S. A. Mobile/Modular Deployment Project-Enhancing Efficiencies within the National Transuranic Waste Program.. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Triay, I. R., Basabilvazo, G. B., Countiss, S., Moody, D. C., Behrens, R. G., & Lott, S. A. Mobile/Modular Deployment Project-Enhancing Efficiencies within the National Transuranic Waste Program.. United States.
Triay, I. R., Basabilvazo, G. B., Countiss, S., Moody, D. C., Behrens, R. G., and Lott, S. A. Tue . "Mobile/Modular Deployment Project-Enhancing Efficiencies within the National Transuranic Waste Program.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/975945.
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author = {Triay, I. R. and Basabilvazo, G. B. and Countiss, S. and Moody, D. C. and Behrens, R. G. and Lott, S. A.},
abstractNote = {In 1999, the National Transuranic (TRU) Waste Program (NTP) achieved two significant milestones. First, the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP) opened in March for the permanent disposal of TRU waste generated by, and temporarily stored at, various sites supporting the nation's defense programs. Second, the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, issued by the New Mexico Environment Department, for WIPP became effective in November. While the opening of WIPP brought to closure a number of scientific, engineering, regulatory, and political challenges, achieving this major milestone led to a new set of challenges-how to achieve the Department of Energy's (DOE's) NTP end-state vision: All TRU waste from DOE sites scheduled for closure is removed All legacy TRU waste from DOE sites with an ongoing nuclear mission is disposed 0 All newly generated TRU waste is disposed as it is generated The goal is to operate the national TRU waste program safely, cost effectively, in compliance with applicable regulations and agreements, and at full capacity in a fully integrated mode. The existing schedule for TRU waste disposition would achieve the NTP vision in 2034 at an estimated life-cycle cost of $16B. The DOE's Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) seeks to achieve this vision early-by at least 10 years- while saving the nation an estimated $48 to $6B. CBFO's approach is to optimize, or to make as functional as possible, TRU waste disposition. That is, to remove barriers that impede waste disposition, and increase the rate and cost efficiency of waste disposal at WIPP, while maintaining safety. The Mobile/Modular Deployment Project (MMDP) is the principal vehicle for implementing DOE's new commercial model of using best business practices of national authorization basis, standardization, and economies of scale to accelerate the completion of WIPP's mission. The MMDP is one of the cornerstones of the National TRU Waste System Optimization Project (1). The objective of the MMDP is to increase TRU waste shipment and disposal rates from currently certified sites as well as to provide a means to remove TRU waste from sites that have no characterization capability.},
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