Hanford contact-handled transuranic drum retrieval project planning document

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The Hanford Site is one of several US Department of Energy (DOE) sites throughout the US that has generated and stored transuranic (TRU) wastes. The wastes were primarily placed in 55-gallon drums, stacked in trenches, and covered with soil. In 1970, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered that TRU wastes be segregated from other radioactive wastes and placed in retrievable storage until such time that the waste could be sent to a geologic repository and permanently disposed. Retrievable storage also defined container storage life by specifying that a container must be retrievable as a contamination-free container for 20 years. Hanford stored ... continued below

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DEMITER, J.A. November 17, 1998.

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  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
    Publisher Info: HNF Hanford Site (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States

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The Hanford Site is one of several US Department of Energy (DOE) sites throughout the US that has generated and stored transuranic (TRU) wastes. The wastes were primarily placed in 55-gallon drums, stacked in trenches, and covered with soil. In 1970, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered that TRU wastes be segregated from other radioactive wastes and placed in retrievable storage until such time that the waste could be sent to a geologic repository and permanently disposed. Retrievable storage also defined container storage life by specifying that a container must be retrievable as a contamination-free container for 20 years. Hanford stored approximately 37,400 TRU containers in 20-year retrievable storage from 1970 to 1988. The Hanford TRU wastes placed in 20-year retrievable storage are considered disposed under existing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations since they were placed in storage prior to September 1988. The majority of containers were 55-gallon drums, but 20-year retrievable storage includes several TRU wastes covered with soil in different storage methods.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011263

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  • Other Information: PBD: 17 Nov 1998

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  • Report No.: HNF--3580--REV0
  • Report No.: EW3130020
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/11263 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11263
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620478

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DEMITER, J.A. Hanford contact-handled transuranic drum retrieval project planning document, report, November 17, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620478/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.