ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES TO OPERATING AN ON-SITE LABORATORY AT THE SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES CHEMICAL WASTE LANDFILL
During the excavation of the Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (SNL/NM) Chemical Waste Landfill (CWL), operations were realized by the presence of URS' (formerly known as United Research Services) On-site Mobile Laboratory (OSML) and the close proximity of the SNL/NM Environmental Restoration Chemical Laboratory (ERCL). The laboratory was located adjacent to the landfill in order to provide soil characterization, health and safety support, and waste management data. Although the cost of maintaining and operating an analytical laboratory can be higher than off-site analysis, there are many benefits to providing on site analytical services. This paper describes the synergies between the laboratory, as well as the advantages and disadvantages to having a laboratory on-site during the excavation of SNL/NM CWL.
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- Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003; Other Information: PBD: 27 Feb 2003
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- Sandia National Laboratories, 1515 Eubank Blvd. SE, MS 1088, Albuquerque, NM 87110-1088 (US); URS Corporation, 6501 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 900, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (US)
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- WM Symposia, Inc. (US)
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CHEMICAL WASTES; EXCAVATION; SAFETY; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SOILS; WASTE MANAGEMENT
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