Mercury retorting of calcine waste, contaminated soils and railroad ballast at the Idaho National Egineering Laboratory

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has been involved in nuclear reactor research and development for over 40 years. One of the earliest major projects involved the development of a nuclear powered aircraft engine, a long-term venture which used mercury as a shielding medium. Over the course of several years, a significant amount of mercury was spilled along the railroad tracks where the test engines were transported and stored. In addition, experiments with volume reduction of waste through a calcine process employing mercury as a catalyst resulted in mercury contaminated calcine waste. Both the calcine and Test Area North wastes ... continued below

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Cotten, G.B.; Rothermel, J.S.; Sherwood, J.; Heath, S.A. & Lo, T.Y.R. February 28, 1996.

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has been involved in nuclear reactor research and development for over 40 years. One of the earliest major projects involved the development of a nuclear powered aircraft engine, a long-term venture which used mercury as a shielding medium. Over the course of several years, a significant amount of mercury was spilled along the railroad tracks where the test engines were transported and stored. In addition, experiments with volume reduction of waste through a calcine process employing mercury as a catalyst resulted in mercury contaminated calcine waste. Both the calcine and Test Area North wastes have been identified in Department of Energy Action Memorandums to be retorted, thereby separating the mercury from the various contaminated media. Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company awarded the Mercury Retort contract to ETAS Corporation and assigned Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. to manage the treatment field activities. The mercury retort process entails a mobile unit which consists of four trailer-mounted subsystems requiring electricity, propane, and a water supply. This mobile system demonstrates an effective strategy for retorting waste and generating minimal secondary waste.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96007281

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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: DE96007281
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00462
  • Report No.: CONF-960212--30
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 207566
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669519

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Cotten, G.B.; Rothermel, J.S.; Sherwood, J.; Heath, S.A. & Lo, T.Y.R. Mercury retorting of calcine waste, contaminated soils and railroad ballast at the Idaho National Egineering Laboratory, article, February 28, 1996; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669519/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.