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Title: Industrial-Scale Processes For Stabilizing Radioactively Contaminated Mercury Wastes

This paper describes two industrial-scaled processes now being used to treat two problematic mercury waste categories: elemental mercury contaminated with radionuclides and radioactive solid wastes containing greater than 260-ppm mercury. The stabilization processes were developed by ADA Technologies, Inc., an environmental control and process development company in Littleton, Colorado. Perma-Fix Environmental Services has licensed the liquid elemental mercury stabilization process to treat radioactive mercury from Los Alamos National Laboratory and other DOE sites. ADA and Perma-Fix also cooperated to apply the >260-ppm mercury treatment technology to a storm sewer sediment waste collected from the Y-12 complex in Oak Ridge, TN.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
827608
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003; Other Information: PBD: 24 Feb 2003
Publisher:
WM Symposia Inc., Tucson, Arizona
Research Org:
ADA Technologies, Inc., Littleton, CO; Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
none (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; LANL; MERCURY; RADIOISOTOPES; SEDIMENTS; SOLID WASTES; STABILIZATION; STORMS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES