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Proposed Site Treatment Plan for Mixed Waste, Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico
Subject Terms:
Mixed Waste; On-site Treatment; Waste Characterization; Waste Streams; Waste Treatment
Document Location:
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Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Waste Management
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Publication Date:
1995 Mar 30
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories /New Mexico
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Jul 31
The proposed plan for the Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, a research and development facility, contains a section on the background of waste generation and a compliance section proposing overall schedules with target dates for achieving compliance. Unique tests and experimental programs at Sandia have generated low volumes of a broad variety of mixed wastes. Approximately 150 waste streams have been accumulated since 1989 with a current volume of approximately 70 cubic meters in storage. The waste streams have been combined into 16 treatibility groups, each with a preferred option. Currently there is no inventory at Sandia for Group 15 (soils with less than 50 percent debris). However, this treatibility group name has been retained for purposes of addressing future generated waste streams in this group. Other waste streams are being studied for on-site treatment by Sandia-investigated methods because of the material's unique nature or handling requirements, such as for explosives or development of treatment procedures for disposal at the Nevada Test Site. Off-site commercial treatment ad disposal is an option for a small volume of scintillation cocktails and for waste that may not be treatable to meet the waste acceptance criteria of the Nevada Test Site.

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