Transportation and disposal configuration for DOE-managed low-level and mixed low-level waste

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This report briefly examines the current U.S. Department of Energy complex-wide configuration for transportation and disposal of low-level and mixed low-level waste, and also retraces the historical sequence of events and rationale that has guided its development. The study determined that Nevada Test Site and the Hanford Site are the only two sites that currently provide substantial disposal services for offsite low-level waste generators. It was also determined that mixed low-level waste shipments are infrequent and are generally limited to shipments to offsite commercial treatment facilities or other Department of Energy sites for storage. The current alignment of generator to ... continued below

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Johnsen, T. June 1993.

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

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This report briefly examines the current U.S. Department of Energy complex-wide configuration for transportation and disposal of low-level and mixed low-level waste, and also retraces the historical sequence of events and rationale that has guided its development. The study determined that Nevada Test Site and the Hanford Site are the only two sites that currently provide substantial disposal services for offsite low-level waste generators. It was also determined that mixed low-level waste shipments are infrequent and are generally limited to shipments to offsite commercial treatment facilities or other Department of Energy sites for storage. The current alignment of generator to disposal site for low-level waste shipments is generally consistent with the programmatic mission of the generator; that is, defense-generated waste is shipped to the Nevada Test Site and research-generated waste is transported to the Hanford Site. The historical development of the current configuration was resurrected by retrieving Department of Energy documentation and interviewing both current and former department and contractor personnel. According to several accounts, the basic framework of the system was developed during the late 1970s, and was reportedly based on the ability of the disposal site to manage a given waste form. Documented evidence to support this reasoning, however, could not be uncovered.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96008980

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jun 1993

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  • Other: DE96008980
  • Report No.: DOE/LLW--179
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • DOI: 10.2172/219474 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 219474
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669247

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Johnsen, T. Transportation and disposal configuration for DOE-managed low-level and mixed low-level waste, report, June 1993; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669247/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.