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Title: Assessment of Chemical and Radiological Vulnerabilities

Following the May 14, 1997 chemical explosion at Hanford's Plutonium Reclamation Facility, the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office and its prime contractor, Fluor Hanford, Inc., completed an extensive assessment to identify and address chemical and radiological safety vulnerabilities at all facilities under the Project Hanford Management Contract. This was a challenging undertaking because of the immense size of the problem, unique technical issues, and competing priorities. This paper focuses on the assessment process, including the criteria and methodology for data collection, evaluation, and risk-based scoring. It does not provide details on the facility-specific results and corrective actions, but discusses the approach taken to address the identified vulnerabilities.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
803622
Report Number(s):
DOE-0285-FP, Rev.0
TRN: US0301573
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 17 May 2000
Research Org:
DOE-RL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS; PLUTONIUM; SAFETY ANALYSIS; RISK ASSESSMENT; HANFORD RESERVATION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIATION HAZARDS