Locations, volumes, and characteristics of DOE's mixed low-level wastes

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The Mixed Waste Treatment Project (MWTP) has collected and analyzed mixed low-level waste data to assist in developing treatment capability for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) wastes. Initial data on the characteristics of mixed waste was obtained from the Waste Management Information System (WMIS) data base, and has been updated based on visits to DOE sites where most of the wastes are generated and stored. The streams of interest have a current inventory of about 70,000 m{sup 3} and a generation rate of about 7,700 m{sup 3}/yr. The twelve sites with the most significant processing needs are Fernald, Hanford, ... continued below

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Ross, W.A.; Elmore, M.R. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Warner, C.L. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Wachter, L.J. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). HAZWRAP Support Contractor Office); Carlson, W.L. & Devries, R.L. (Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)) March 1, 1992.

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The Mixed Waste Treatment Project (MWTP) has collected and analyzed mixed low-level waste data to assist in developing treatment capability for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) wastes. Initial data on the characteristics of mixed waste was obtained from the Waste Management Information System (WMIS) data base, and has been updated based on visits to DOE sites where most of the wastes are generated and stored. The streams of interest have a current inventory of about 70,000 m{sup 3} and a generation rate of about 7,700 m{sup 3}/yr. The twelve sites with the most significant processing needs are Fernald, Hanford, K-25 (Oak Ridge), Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Rocky Flats Plant, Savannah River Site (SRS), and Y-12 (Oak Ridge). These twelve sites account for about 98% of the mixed waste volumes. The wastes have been assigned to specific waste characterization categories. The largest category in current interim storage is inorganic solids, with sludges, filter cakes, and residues the largest specific subcategory. Aqueous liquids are the largest currently generated stream. The other large categories are solid organics, metals wastes, and heterogeneous wastes. Organic liquids, which have been a major focus, are the smallest of the categories.

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  • Waste management '92, Tucson, AZ (United States), 1-5 Mar 1992

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA-20057
  • Report No.: CONF-920307--69
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5380966
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Ross, W.A.; Elmore, M.R. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)); Warner, C.L. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)); Wachter, L.J. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). HAZWRAP Support Contractor Office); Carlson, W.L. & Devries, R.L. (Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)). Locations, volumes, and characteristics of DOE's mixed low-level wastes, article, March 1, 1992; Richland, Washington. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1068026/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.