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Title: Radioactive tank waste remediation focus area

EM`s Office of Science and Technology has established the Tank Focus Area (TFA) to manage and carry out an integrated national program of technology development for tank waste remediation. The TFA is responsible for the development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of remediation technologies within a system architecture to characterize, retrieve, treat, concentrate, and dispose of radioactive waste stored in the underground stabilize and close the tanks. The goal is to provide safe and cost-effective solutions that are acceptable to both the public and regulators. Within the DOE complex, 335 underground storage tanks have been used to process and store radioactive and chemical mixed waste generated from weapon materials production and manufacturing. Collectively, thes tanks hold over 90 million gallons of high-level and low-level radioactive liquid waste in sludge, saltcake, and as supernate and vapor. Very little has been treated and/or disposed or in final form.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
273781
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM--0295
ON: DE96013518; NC: NONE; TRN: 96:024847
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1996
Research Org:
USDOE Office of Science and Technology, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Program Analysis
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; US DOE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; TANKS; REMEDIAL ACTION; MONITORING