Waste vitrification projects throughout the US initiated by SRS

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Technologies are being developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Facility sites to convert high-level, low-level, and mixed wastes to a solid stabilized waste form for permanent disposal. Vitrification is one of the most important and environmentally safest technologies being developed. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared vitrification the Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) for high-level radioactive waste and produced a Handbook of Vitrification Technologies for Treatment of Hazardous and Radioactive Waste. The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) being tested at Savannah River Site (SRS) will soon begin vitrifying the high-level waste at SRS. The DOE Office ... continued below

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Jantzen, C.M.; Whitehouse, J.C.; Smith, M.E.; Ramsey, W.G. & Pickett, J.B. May 1, 1996.

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Technologies are being developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Facility sites to convert high-level, low-level, and mixed wastes to a solid stabilized waste form for permanent disposal. Vitrification is one of the most important and environmentally safest technologies being developed. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared vitrification the Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) for high-level radioactive waste and produced a Handbook of Vitrification Technologies for Treatment of Hazardous and Radioactive Waste. The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) being tested at Savannah River Site (SRS) will soon begin vitrifying the high-level waste at SRS. The DOE Office of Technology Development (OTD) has taken the position that mixed waste needs to be stabilized to the highest level reasonably possible to ensure that the resulting waste forms will meet both the current and future regulatory specifications. Vitrification produces durable waste forms at volume reductions up to 97%. Large reductions in volume minimize long-term storage costs making vitrification cost effective on a life cycle basis.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96009654

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  • Waste management `96: HLW, LLW, mixed wastes and environmental restoration - working towards a cleaner environment, Tucson, AZ (United States), 25-29 Feb 1996

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  • Other: DE96009654
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0422
  • Report No.: CONF-960212--83-Extd.Summ.
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 237388
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664229

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Jantzen, C.M.; Whitehouse, J.C.; Smith, M.E.; Ramsey, W.G. & Pickett, J.B. Waste vitrification projects throughout the US initiated by SRS, article, May 1, 1996; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664229/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.