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Title: Hazardous waste minimization report for CY 1986

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a multipurpose research and development facility. Its primary role is the support of energy technology through applied research and engineering development and scientific research in basic and physical sciences. ORNL also is a valuable resource in the solution of problems of national importance, such as nuclear and chemical waste management. In addition, useful radioactive and stable isotopes which are unavailable from the private sector are produced at ORNL. As a result of these activities, hazardous, radioactive, and mixed wastes are generated at ORNL. A formal hazardous waste minimization program for ORNL was launched in mid 1985 in response to the requirements of Section 3002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). During 1986, a task plan was developed. The six major tasks include: planning and implementation of a laboratory-wide chemical inventory and the subsequent distribution, treatment, storage, and/or disposal (TSD) of unneeded chemicals; establishment and implementation of a distribution system for surplus chemicals to other (internal and external) organizations; training and communication functions necessary to inform and motivate laboratory personnel; evaluation of current procurement and tracking systems for hazardous materials and recommendation and implementation of improvements; systematic review of applicable current and proposedmore » ORNL procedures and ongoing and proposed activities for waste volume and/or toxicity reduction potential; and establishment of criteria by which to measure progress and reporting of significant achievements. 8 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6150233
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-10516
ON: DE91007574; TRN: 91-004740
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MINIMIZATION; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; ORNL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; INVENTORIES; NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES 052000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management