Treatment and disposal of a mixed F006 plating line sludge at the Savannah River Site

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The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), as the operating contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is implementing a program to treat and stabilize approximately 750,000 gallons of an F006 mixed (radioactive/hazardous) plating line wastewater sludge. The uraniun contaminated sludge resulted from nickel plating of depleted uranium targets, which were subsequently irradiated to produce plutonium for the weapons program. With the end of the cold war,'' no virgin plutonium weapons production is forecast, and only the currant SRS inventory of stored mixed plating line waste must be treated and disposed. A Life Cycle Cost ... continued below

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Pickett, J.B.; Musall, J.C. & Martin, H.L. January 1, 1993.

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The Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), as the operating contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is implementing a program to treat and stabilize approximately 750,000 gallons of an F006 mixed (radioactive/hazardous) plating line wastewater sludge. The uraniun contaminated sludge resulted from nickel plating of depleted uranium targets, which were subsequently irradiated to produce plutonium for the weapons program. With the end of the cold war,'' no virgin plutonium weapons production is forecast, and only the currant SRS inventory of stored mixed plating line waste must be treated and disposed. A Life Cycle Cost analysis was used by WSRC to determine that the most cost effective approach was to treat the waste by a hazardous waste management sub-contractor, in a one time campaign. The analysis indicated that [approximately]$40 million could be saved by this approach, vs. the original plan to construct a permanent SRS treatment facility. The sub-contractor will mobilize treatment equipment will be disposed to on-site SRS disposal vaults. This new approach also required a re-negotiation of a federal facility compliance agreement between the DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • 2. international mixed waste symposium, Baltimore, MD (United States), 17-20 Aug 1993

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  • Other: DE93013827
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-93-202
  • Report No.: CONF-930873--12
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6510098
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1208907

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Pickett, J.B.; Musall, J.C. & Martin, H.L. Treatment and disposal of a mixed F006 plating line sludge at the Savannah River Site, article, January 1, 1993; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1208907/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.