Resource book: Decommissioning of contaminated facilities at Hanford
In 1942 Hanford was commissioned as a site for the production of weapons-grade plutonium. The years since have seen the construction and operation of several generations of plutonium-producing reactors, plants for the chemical processing of irradiated fuel elements, plutonium and uranium processing and fabrication plants, and other facilities. There has also been a diversification of the Hanford site with the building of new laboratories, a fission product encapsulation plant, improved high-level waste management facilities, the Fast Flux test facility, commercial power reactors and commercial solid waste disposal facilities. Obsolescence and changing requirements will result in the deactivation or retirement of ... continued below
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Creator: Unknown. September 1, 1991.
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In 1942 Hanford was commissioned as a site for the production of weapons-grade plutonium. The years since have seen the construction and operation of several generations of plutonium-producing reactors, plants for the chemical processing of irradiated fuel elements, plutonium and uranium processing and fabrication plants, and other facilities. There has also been a diversification of the Hanford site with the building of new laboratories, a fission product encapsulation plant, improved high-level waste management facilities, the Fast Flux test facility, commercial power reactors and commercial solid waste disposal facilities. Obsolescence and changing requirements will result in the deactivation or retirement of buildings, waste storage tanks, waste burial grounds and liquid waste disposal sites which have become contaminated with varying levels of radionuclides. This manual was established as a written repository of information pertinent to decommissioning planning and operations at Hanford. The Resource Book contains, in several volumes, descriptive information of the Hanford Site and general discussions of several classes of contaminated facilities found at Hanford. Supplementing these discussions are appendices containing data sheets on individual contaminated facilities and sites at Hanford. Twelve appendices are provided, corresponding to the twelve classes into which the contaminated facilities at Hanford have been organized. Within each appendix are individual data sheets containing administrative, geographical, physical, radiological, functional and decommissioning information on each facility within the class. 68 refs., 54 figs., 18 tabs.
Pages: (339 p)
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- Administrative Procedures
- Air Cleaning Systems
- Alpha-Bearing Wastes
- Columbia River
- Developed Countries
- Engineered Safety Systems
- Environmental Impacts
- Federal Region X
- Fuel Reprocessing Plants
- Hanford Production Reactors
- Hanford Reservation
- Liquid Contamination Monitors
- Measuring Instruments
- National Organizations
- North America
- Nuclear Facilities
- Plutonium Production Reactors
- Production Reactors
- Radiation Monitors
- Radioactive Materials
- Radioactive Waste Disposal
- Radioactive Waste Management
- Radioactive Wastes
- Reactor Dismantling
- Separation Equipment
- Site Characterization
- Solid Wastes
- Surface Waters
- Underground Storage
- Us Doe
- Us Erda
- Us Organizations
- Waste Disposal
- Waste Management
- Wastes 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety
STI Subject Categories
- 052000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Management
- 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
- 12 Management Of Radioactive And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
- 22 General Studies Of Nuclear Reactors
- 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety
- 54 Environmental Sciences
- 540250 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (1990-)
- 99 General And Miscellaneous//Mathematics, Computing, And Information Science
- 990100 -- Management
- Other Information: Originally issued in August 1975 as PNL-MA-588
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Resource book: Decommissioning of contaminated facilities at Hanford, report, September 1, 1991; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1061815/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.