Document Details


Title:
An Evaluation of the Radionuclides Related Issues Pertaining to the Operation of the Oak Ridge Mixed Waste Incinerator
Subject Terms:
Chlorine-36, incinerator; ORMWI, NESHAP, waste; effluent, uranium, ash; isotope, metals, stack; radionuclides, pollution
Addressee:
Golliher, W.R. (Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN); Golliher, W.R. (Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN)
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Science.gov Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email: doeic@oro.doe.gov
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management; Specific Material\Uranium
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
1989 Nov 09
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
18
Accession Number:
ORF65813
Document Number(s):
YRR-045
Originating Research Org.:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Incorporated
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
Description/Abstract:
This document contains an evaluation of the radionuclides related issues connected with the operation of the Oak Ridge Mixed Waste Incinerator (ORMWI). Subjects examined were (1) review of ORMWI National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) limits for radionuclides; (2) need for additional data; (3) the distribution of impurities between air, blowdown water, and ash; and (4) Chlorine-36 rationale. Recommended actions were to determine the uranium distribution to the stack, scrubber water, and ash as soon as possible; the NESHAP feed limits may need to be renegotiated with the regulators; and improve analytical procedures to obtain maximum practical sensitivity and discrimination between radionuclides.


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