Radiologically contaminated lead shot reuse at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL)

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This project involved the utilization of radioactively contaminated lead shot located at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) for radiation shielding on a radioactive liquid process tank located at Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W). The use of previously contaminated shot precludes the radioactive contamination of clean shot. With limited treatment and disposal options for contaminated lead shot, the reuse of lead for shielding is significant due to the inherent characteristic of becoming a mixed waste when radiologically contaminated. The INEL conducted a lead cleanup campaign in 1990. This was designed to ensure control of potential Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ... continued below

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Heileson, W.M. & Grant, R.P. October 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho

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This project involved the utilization of radioactively contaminated lead shot located at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) for radiation shielding on a radioactive liquid process tank located at Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W). The use of previously contaminated shot precludes the radioactive contamination of clean shot. With limited treatment and disposal options for contaminated lead shot, the reuse of lead for shielding is significant due to the inherent characteristic of becoming a mixed waste when radiologically contaminated. The INEL conducted a lead cleanup campaign in 1990. This was designed to ensure control of potential Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulated waste. Contaminated lead from throughout the INEL, was containerized per the lead Waste Acceptance Criteria at the generator sites. Limited areas at the INEL are designated for mixed waste storage. As a result, some of the lead was stored at the RWMC in the air support weather shield (ASWS). This lead was contaminated with small amounts of fission product contamination. The lead was in the form of shot, brick, sheet, casks, and other various sized pieces. In 1993, ANL-W identified a need for lead shot to be used as shielding in a radioactive liquid waste storage and processing tank at the Fuel Cycle Facility (FCF). The contaminated lead used on this project had been in storage as mixed waste at the RWMC. This paper will focus on the processes and problems encountered to utilize the contaminated lead shot.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96001710

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  • 11. pollution prevention conference: shaping the future through pollution prevention involvement - commitment - progress, Knoxville, TN (United States), 16-18 May 1995

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  • Other: DE96001710
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00202
  • Report No.: CONF-9505111--5
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 116666
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621265

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Heileson, W.M. & Grant, R.P. Radiologically contaminated lead shot reuse at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), article, October 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621265/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.