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Title: Characterization recommendations for waste sites at the Savannah River Plant

One hundred and sixty six disposal facilities that received or may have received waste materials resulting from operations at the Savannah River Plant (SRP) have been identified. These waste range from innocuous solid and liquid materials (e.g., wood piles) to process effluents that contain hazardous and/or radioactive constituents. The waste sites have been grouped into 45 categories according the the type of waste materials they received. Waste sites are located with SRP coordinates, a local Department of Energy (DOE) grid system whose grid north is 36 degrees 22 minutes west of true north. DOE policy is to close all waste sites at SRP in a manner consistent with protecting human health and environment and complying with applicable environmental regulations (DOE 1984). A uniform, explicit characterization program for SRP waste sites will provide a sound technical basis for developing closure plans. Several elements are summarized in the following individual sections including (1) a review of the history, geohydrology, and available characterization data for each waste site and (2) recommendations for additional characterization necessary to prepare a reasonable closure plan. Many waste sites have been fully characterized, while others have not been investigated at all. The approach used in this report ismore » to evaluate available groundwater quality and site history data. For example, groundwater data are compared to review criteria to help determine what additional information is required. The review criteria are based on regulatory and DOE guidelines for acceptable concentrations of constituents in groundwater and soil.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10143029
Report Number(s):
DPST--87-667
ON: DE92013201
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-76SR00001; AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1987
Research Org:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Lab.
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; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; STORAGE FACILITIES; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; GROUND WATER; MONITORING; SAMPLING; SOILS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE FORMS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; EXPLORATORY WELLS; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; GROUND DISPOSAL; SANITARY LANDFILLS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WATER QUALITY; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; RADIATION DETECTION 052000; 540250; 054000; WASTE MANAGEMENT; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; HEALTH AND SAFETY