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Title: Hanford Site River Protection Project (RPP) High Level Waste Safe Storage & Retrieval

This paper provides an update from last year and describes project successes and issues associated with the management and work required to safely store, enhance readiness for waste feed delivery, and prepare for treated waste receipts for the approximately 53 million gallons of mixed and high-level waste currently in aging tanks at the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site is a 560 square-mile area in southeastern Washington State near Richland, Washington. Working for the US Department of Energy's Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP), CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG) made significant progress on preparations to retrieve tank waste for treatment and solved major safety problems with the Hanford Site's radioactive waste tanks that have posed the highest risk. Through the joint efforts of the contractor, the US Department of Energy (DOE), the national laboratories, and the regulatory agencies, significant progress has been made in increasing the margin of safe nuclear operations, allowing them to move closer to cleaning up our legacy waste issues at the tank farms. The Priority I safety issues have been systematically studied, resolutions found and worked. As a result of successes during the past year, those safety issues are now closed and all the tanks are removedmore » from the Wyden Watch List.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
808562
Report Number(s):
RPP-9970-FP, Rev.0
TRN: US0302200
DOE Contract Number:
AC27-99RL14047
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2002
Research Org:
CHG (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; AGING; CLEANING; MANAGEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SAFETY; STORAGE; STORAGE FACILITIES; TANKS; WASTES