Commercial incineration demonstration

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Low-level radioactive wastes (LLW) generated by nuclear utilities presently are shipped to commercial burial grounds for disposal. Substantially increasing shipping and disposal charges have sparked renewed industry interest in incineration and other advanced volume reduction techniques as potential cost-saving measures. Repeated inquiries from industry sources regarding LLW applicability of the Los Alamos controlled-air incineration (CAI) design led DOE to initiate this commercial demonstration program in FY-1980. The selected program approach to achieving CAI demonstration at a utility site is a DOE sponsored joint effort involving Los Alamos, a nuclear utility, and a liaison subcontractor. Required development tasks and responsibilities of ... continued below

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Borduin, L.C. & Neuls, A.S. January 1, 1981.

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Low-level radioactive wastes (LLW) generated by nuclear utilities presently are shipped to commercial burial grounds for disposal. Substantially increasing shipping and disposal charges have sparked renewed industry interest in incineration and other advanced volume reduction techniques as potential cost-saving measures. Repeated inquiries from industry sources regarding LLW applicability of the Los Alamos controlled-air incineration (CAI) design led DOE to initiate this commercial demonstration program in FY-1980. The selected program approach to achieving CAI demonstration at a utility site is a DOE sponsored joint effort involving Los Alamos, a nuclear utility, and a liaison subcontractor. Required development tasks and responsibilities of the particpants are described. Target date for project completion is the end of FY-1985.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 3. annual DOE participants information meeting on low-level waste management, New Orleans, LA, USA, 4 Nov 1981

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  • Other: DE82004371
  • Report No.: LA-UR-81-3494
  • Report No.: CONF-811130-12
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6123224
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1106173

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Borduin, L.C. & Neuls, A.S. Commercial incineration demonstration, article, January 1, 1981; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1106173/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.