Development of bagless transfer system for standard waste boxes

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At several DOE site, substantial volumes of Transuranic (TRU) waste has been handled on a daily basis. Usually, the waste has been transferred from the facilities to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) or to an on site storage facility using the bag-out'' technique. This process begins in the most contaminated area by placing the waste in a strong plastic bag, twisting closed the neck of the bag, then taping the closed neck. This reduces the exposed TRU waste and the resulting contamination. However, even though that the contamination is reduced, it remains high enough to prevent direct transfer into ... continued below

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Presgrove, S.B. & Patel, K. (Bechtel Savannah River, Inc., North Augusta, SC (United States)) January 1, 1991.

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At several DOE site, substantial volumes of Transuranic (TRU) waste has been handled on a daily basis. Usually, the waste has been transferred from the facilities to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) or to an on site storage facility using the bag-out'' technique. This process begins in the most contaminated area by placing the waste in a strong plastic bag, twisting closed the neck of the bag, then taping the closed neck. This reduces the exposed TRU waste and the resulting contamination. However, even though that the contamination is reduced, it remains high enough to prevent direct transfer into the environment. In order to reduce the contamination to acceptable levels, the bag-out'' process is repeated until the outside contamination on the plastic bag is acceptable. This procedure has been affective, however, it also generates organic waste in the process. During the design of the Transuranic Waste Facility (TWF) at the Savannah River Site, a conceptual alternative was developed using the Standard Waste Box (SWB).

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  • Waste management '91, Tucson, AZ (United States), 24 Feb - 1 Apr 1991

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  • Other: DE92009980
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-91-098
  • Report No.: CONF-910270--73
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5672486
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093664

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Presgrove, S.B. & Patel, K. (Bechtel Savannah River, Inc., North Augusta, SC (United States)). Development of bagless transfer system for standard waste boxes, article, January 1, 1991; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093664/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.