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Title: Scoping evaluation of the technical capabilities of DOE sites for disposal of hazardous metals in mixed low-level waste

A team of analysts designed and conducted a scoping evaluation to estimate the technical capabilities of fifteen Department of Energy sites for disposal of the hazardous metals in mixed low-level waste (i.e., waste that contains both low-level radioactive materials and hazardous constituents). Eight hazardous metals were evaluated: arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium, and silver. The analysis considered transport only through the groundwater pathway. The results are reported as site-specific estimates of maximum concentrations of each hazardous metal in treated mixed low-level waste that do not exceed the performance measures established for the analysis. Also reported are site-specific estimates of travel times of each hazardous metal to the point of compliance.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
491504
Report Number(s):
SAND--97-1150
ON: DE97006765; TRN: 97:012638
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1997
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (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; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; MIXTURES; ARSENIC; BARIUM; CADMIUM; CHROMIUM; LEAD; MERCURY; SELENIUM; SILVER; GROUND WATER; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; WASTE FORMS