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Title: Mixed waste characterization, treatment & disposal focus area

The mission of the Mixed Waste Characterization, Treatment, and Disposal Focus Area (referred to as the Mixed Waste Focus Area or MWFA) is to provide treatment systems capable of treating DOE`s mixed waste in partnership with users, and with continual participation of stakeholders, tribal governments, and regulators. The MWFA deals with the problem of eliminating mixed waste from current and future storage in the DOE complex. Mixed waste is waste that contains both hazardous chemical components, subject to the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and radioactive components, subject to the requirements of the Atomic Energy Act. The radioactive components include transuranic (TRU) and low-level waste (LLW). TRU waste primarily comes from the reprocessing of spent fuel and the use of plutonium in the fabrication of nuclear weapons. LLW includes radioactive waste other than uranium mill tailings, TRU, and high-level waste, including spent fuel.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
273782
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM--0293
ON: DE96013523; NC: NONE; TRN: 96:004693
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; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REMEDIAL ACTION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTES