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Title: Risk and cost tradeoffs for remote retrieval of buried waste

The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration is supporting the development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation of a suite of technologies that, when integrated with commercially available technologies, form a comprehensive system for the remediation of radioactive and hazardous buried waste. As a part of the program`s technology development, remote retrieval equipment is being developed and tested for the remediation of buried waste. During remedial planning, several factors are considered when choosing remote versus manual retrieval systems. Time that workers are exposed to radioactivity, chemicals, air particulate, and industrial hazards is one consideration. The generation of secondary waste is also a consideration because it amounts to more waste to treat and some wastes may require special handling or treatment. Cost is also a big factor in determining whether remote or manual operations will be used. Other considerations include implementability, effectiveness, and the number of required personnel. This paper investigates each of these areas to show the risk and cost benefits and limitations for remote versus manual retrieval of buried waste.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
34314
Report Number(s):
INEL-94/00045; CONF-941214-2
ON: DE95008606; TRN: 95:008967
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16. US Department of Energy low-level radioactive waste management conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 13-15 Dec 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; STORAGE FACILITIES; WASTE RETRIEVAL; REMEDIAL ACTION; RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS; OPERATION; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; CONTACT HANDLING; REMOTE HANDLING; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY