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Title: Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility: Environmental Information Document

At Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the treatment of radioactive liquid waste is an integral function of the LANL mission: to assure U.S. military deterrence capability through nuclear weapons technology. As part of this mission, LANL conducts nuclear materials research and development (R&D) activities. These activities generate radioactive liquid waste that must be handled in a manner to ensure protection of workers, the public, and the environment. Radioactive liquid waste currently generated at LANL is treated at the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF), located at Technical Area (TA)-50. The RLWTF is 30 years old and nearing the end of its useful design life. The facility was designed at a time when environmental requirements, as well as more effective treatment technologies, were not inherent in engineering design criteria. The evolution of engineering design criteria has resulted in the older technology becoming less effective in treating radioactive liquid wastestreams in accordance with current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Department of Energy (DOE) regulatory requirements. Therefore, to support ongoing R&D programs pertinent to its mission, LANL is in need of capabilities to efficiently treat radioactive liquid waste onsite or to transport the waste off site for treatment and/or disposal. Themore » purpose of the EID is to provide the technical baseline information for subsequent preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the RLWTF. This EID addresses the proposed action and alternatives for meeting the purpose and need for agency action.« less
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10103607
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--94-1507
ON: DE95003618; TRN: 95:000353
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1993
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); ICF Kaiser Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; LANL; BASELINE ECOLOGY; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; REMEDIAL ACTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; LIQUID WASTES 052001; 054000; 053002; WASTE PROCESSING; HEALTH AND SAFETY; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS