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Title: Decision and systems analysis for underground storage tank waste retrieval systems and tank waste remediation system

Hanford`s underground storage tanks (USTs) pose one of the most challenging hazardous and radioactive waste problems for the Department of Energy (DOE). Numerous schemes have been proposed for removing the waste from the USTs, but the technology options for doing this are largely unproven. To help assess the options, an Independent Review Group (IRG) was established to conduct a broad review of retrieval systems and the tank waste remediation system. The IRG consisted of the authors of this report. The IRG`s Preliminary Report assessed retrieval systems for underground storage tank wastes at Hanford in 1992. Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) concurred with the report`s recommendation that a tool should be developed for evaluating retrieval concepts. The report recommended that this tool include (1) important considerations identified previously by the IRG, (2) a means of documenting important decisions concerning retrieval systems, and (3) a focus on evaluations and assessments for the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) and the Underground Storage Tank-Integrated Demonstration (UST-ID).
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10133252
Report Number(s):
SAND--94-0065
ON: DE94008313; BR: GB0103012; TRN: 94:007419
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000; W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1993
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab., 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; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; TANKS; LEAKS; DIAGRAMS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL 052002; 052001; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE; WASTE PROCESSING