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Title: LEGACY NONCONFORMANCE ISSUE IN SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL

Beginning in 1968 waste from sectioning, sampling, and assaying of reactor fuels was sent to underground burial caissons in the 200-W Area of the Hanford Plant in Richland, Washington. In 2002 a review of inventory records revealed that criticality safety storage limits had been exceeded. This prompted declaration of a Criticality Prevention Specification nonconformance. The corrective action illustrates the difficulties in demonstrating compliance to fissile material limits decades after waste disposal.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
820844
Report Number(s):
HNF-13937-FP, Rev.0
TRN: US0400628
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: 16 Dec 2002
Research Org:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; COMPLIANCE; CRITICALITY; FISSILE MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; SAFETY; SAMPLING; SOLID WASTES; SPECIFICATIONS; STORAGE; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTES