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Title: A systematic look at Tank Waste Remediation System privatization

The mission of the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Program is to store, treat, immobilize, and dispose, or prepare for disposal, the Hanford radioactive tank waste in an environmentally sound, safe, and cost effective manner. Highly radioactive Hanford waste includes current and future tank waste plus the cesium and strontium capsules. In the TWRS program, as in other Department of Energy (DOE) clean-up activities, there is an increasing gap between the estimated funding required to enable DOE to meet all of its clean-up commitments and level of funding that is perceived to be available. Privatization is one contracting/management approach being explored by DOE as a means to achieve cost reductions and as a means to achieve a more outcome-oriented program. Privatization introduces the element of competition, a proven means of establishing true cost as well as achieving significant cost reduction.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
244554
Report Number(s):
PNNL--10937
ON: DE96011471; TRN: 96:014573
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HANFORD RESERVATION; STORAGE FACILITIES; REMEDIAL ACTION; CONTRACT MANAGEMENT; ECONOMICS; PROCUREMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; COMPETITION; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; WASTE RETRIEVAL; VITRIFICATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL