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Thirty jars of waste material from tank AW-101 and seventeen jars of waste material from tank
AN-107 were received by Battelle. The contents of all jars of AW-101 were mixed to provide a
single composite, as were the contents of all jars of AN-107. Each composite was homogenized
and representative sub-samples extracted for organic, radiochemical and inorganic regulatory
The representative sub-samples were analyzed for inorganic, radiochemical, and organic analyses for
analytes of interest as defined in Test Plan BNFL-29953-2. This report presents the inorganic
(including TCLP metals) and radiochemical results obtained to date. Organic results are reported in
report BNFL-RPT-001 (PNWD-2461).
The characterization analyses of the as received material for AW-101 and AN-107 indude:
-- Inductively-coupled plasma spectrometry for Ag, Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca,
Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Pd, Rh, Sb, Se, Si, Sn,
TI, U, V, W, Y, Zn, and Zr (Note: Although not specified in the test plan Ce,
La, Nd, and Sr were also measured and reported for information only)
-- Radiochemical analyses for total alpha and total beta activity, H-3, C-14.
Co-60, Se-79, Sr-90/Y-90, Nb-94, Ru-106/Rh-106, Sb-125, Sn-126, Cs-134,
Cs-137, Eu-154, Eu-155, Pu-238, Pu-239+240, Pu-241, Am-241 (by GEA and
AEA), Cm-242, and Cm-243+244
-- Inductively-coupled mass spectrometry for Pt, Ta, Tc-99, I-129, U-233,
U-234, U-235, U-236, Np-237, U-238, Pu-239, Pu-240
-- Total uranium by kinetic phosphorescence
-- Ion chromatography for Br, Cl, F-, NO , NO3, PO43, and SO;2 (Note:
Oxalate, C20);2 , was also measured and reported for information only.
-- Mercury, cyanide, ammonia, and inorganic and organic carbon
-- Free hydroxide and pH determination (supernatant only)
-- Flashpoint determinations (supernatant only)
Except for a very few cases, the characterization results met or exceeded the quality control
requirements established by the governing quality assurance plan, and met or exceeded the minimum
reportable quantity requirements specified by BNFL. Whenever possible the analyses were
performed to SW-846 protocols so that the results can be used to support permit application, as well
as to provide feed envelope characterization data.
Results for all inorganic and radiochemical analytes of interest are included in this report except
cyanide, mercury, carbon-14, and flashpoint, which are to be included in revision 1 of this report.
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Urie, MW; Wagner, JJ; Greenwood, LR; Farmer, OT; Fiskum, SK; Ratner, RT et al. Inorganic and Radiochemical Analysis of AW-101 and AN-107 Tank Waste, report, November 11, 1999; Richland, Washington. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624724/m1/4/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.