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Title: Tank Waste Remediation System tank waste pretreatment and vitrification process development testing requirements assessment

A multi-faceted study was initiated in November 1993 to provide assurance that needed testing capabilities, facilities, and support infrastructure (sampling systems, casks, transportation systems, permits, etc.) would be available when needed for process and equipment development to support pretreatment and vitrification facility design and construction schedules. This first major report provides a snapshot of the known testing needs for pretreatment, low-level waste (LLW) and high-level waste (HLW) vitrification, and documents the results of a series of preliminary studies and workshops to define the issues needing resolution by cold or hot testing. Identified in this report are more than 140 Hanford Site tank waste pretreatment and LLW/HLW vitrification technology issues that can only be resolved by testing. The report also broadly characterizes the level of testing needed to resolve each issue. A second report will provide a strategy(ies) for ensuring timely test capability. Later reports will assess the capabilities of existing facilities to support needed testing and will recommend siting of the tests together with needed facility and infrastructure upgrades or additions.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10108493
Report Number(s):
WHC-SD-WM-TA--156
ON: DE95004747; BR: 35AF11201/35AF11202; TRN: AHC29507%%6
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Oct 1994
Research Org:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (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; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; INFORMATION NEEDS; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; VITRIFICATION; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REMEDIAL ACTION; PLANNING; STORAGE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; TANKS; RECOMMENDATIONS 052001; 052002; 054000; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; HEALTH AND SAFETY