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Title: Tank Waste Remediation System optimized processing strategy

This report provides an alternative strategy evolved from the current Hanford Site Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) programmatic baseline for accomplishing the treatment and disposal of the Hanford Site tank wastes. This optimized processing strategy performs the major elements of the TWRS Program, but modifies the deployment of selected treatment technologies to reduce the program cost. The present program for development of waste retrieval, pretreatment, and vitrification technologies continues, but the optimized processing strategy reuses a single facility to accomplish the separations/low-activity waste (LAW) vitrification and the high-level waste (HLW) vitrification processes sequentially, thereby eliminating the need for a separate HLW vitrification facility.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
481395
Report Number(s):
WHC-SD-WM-TI--694
ON: DE97052762; TRN: 97:011237
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996
Research Org:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; REMEDIAL ACTION; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; TANKS; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; VITRIFICATION