Overview of the closure approach for the Hanford Site single-shell tank farm

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The disposal of chemical and radioactive waste stored within the single-shell tanks (SST) represents one of the most significant waste management problems at the Hanford Site. A comprehensive program has been established to obtain analytical data regarding the chemical and radiological constituents within these tanks. This information will be used to support the development of a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and ultimately to aid in the selection of a final disposal option. This paper discusses some of the technical options and major regulatory issues associated with SST waste retrieval and in situ waste treatment and disposal. Certain closure options ... continued below

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Smith, E.H. September 1, 1991.

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The disposal of chemical and radioactive waste stored within the single-shell tanks (SST) represents one of the most significant waste management problems at the Hanford Site. A comprehensive program has been established to obtain analytical data regarding the chemical and radiological constituents within these tanks. This information will be used to support the development of a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and ultimately to aid in the selection of a final disposal option. This paper discusses some of the technical options and major regulatory issues associated with SST waste retrieval and in situ waste treatment and disposal. Certain closure options and treatment technologies will require further development before they can be implemented or accepted as being useful. In addition, continued negotiations with the regulatory authorities will be required to determine the preferred closure option and the regulatory pathway to accommodate such closure.

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  • Environmental remediation '91 conference, Pasco, WA (United States), 8-11 Sep 1991

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  • Other: DE92003019
  • Report No.: WHC-SA-1306
  • Report No.: CONF-910981--43
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6022005
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1101347

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Smith, E.H. Overview of the closure approach for the Hanford Site single-shell tank farm, article, September 1, 1991; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1101347/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.