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Title: Disposal of Draeger Tubes at Savannah River Site

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is a Department of Energy (DOE) facility located in Aiken, South Carolina that is operated by the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC). At SRS Draeger tubes are used to identify the amount and type of a particular chemical constituent in the atmosphere. Draeger tubes rely on a chemical reaction to identify the nature and type of a particular chemical constituent in the atmosphere. Disposal practices for these tubes were identified by performing a hazardous waste evaluation per the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Additional investigations were conducted to provide guidance for their safe handling, storage and disposal. A list of Draeger tubes commonly used at SRS was first evaluated to determine if they contained any material that could render them as a RCRA hazardous waste. Disposal techniques for Draeger tubes that contained any of the toxic contaminants listed in South Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (SCHWMR) R.61-79. 261.24 (b) and/or contained an acid in the liquid form were addressed.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
765412
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2000-00642
TRN: US0005390
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SEMA Conference-Environmental Management, Martinez, GA (US), 11/09/2000; Other Information: PBD: 13 Oct 2000
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; WASTE MANAGEMENT; CHEMICAL WASTES; AIR SAMPLERS; GAS ANALYSIS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE DISPOSAL