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Title: DOE Waste Treatability Group Guidance

This guidance presents a method and definitions for aggregating U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) waste into streams and treatability groups based on characteristic parameters that influence waste management technology needs. Adaptable to all DOE waste types (i.e., radioactive waste, hazardous waste, mixed waste, sanitary waste), the guidance establishes categories and definitions that reflect variations within the radiological, matrix (e.g., bulk physical/chemical form), and regulated contaminant characteristics of DOE waste. Beginning at the waste container level, the guidance presents a logical approach to implementing the characteristic parameter categories as part of the basis for defining waste streams and as the sole basis for assigning streams to treatability groups. Implementation of this guidance at each DOE site will facilitate the development of technically defined, site-specific waste stream data sets to support waste management planning and reporting activities. Consistent implementation at all of the sites will enable aggregation of the site-specific waste stream data sets into comparable national data sets to support these activities at a DOE complex-wide level.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
32780
Report Number(s):
DOE/LLW-217
ON: DE95008570; TRN: 95:008960
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1995
Research Org:
Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; US DOE; WASTE MANAGEMENT; PLANNING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE PROCESSING; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTES; CHEMICAL WASTES