Evaluation of retrieval activities and equipment for removal of containers from the transuranic storage area retrieval enclosure

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Since 1970, the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory has accepted over 55,000 cubic meters of Transuranic contaminated hazardous waste for interim storage. The waste has been neatly stored in ``cell`` configurations on adjoining, above ground asphalt pads at the Transuranic Storage Area (TSA). A number of reports have been supplied for review and comment describing the methodology and equipment proposed for retrieval of drums and boxes from a storage facility at the INEL site. The contract for this review requires two main issues to be addressed. First, the adequacy of equipment and methodology for the ... continued below

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Bannister, R.; Rhoden, G. & Davies, G.B. September 1, 1995.

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Since 1970, the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory has accepted over 55,000 cubic meters of Transuranic contaminated hazardous waste for interim storage. The waste has been neatly stored in ``cell`` configurations on adjoining, above ground asphalt pads at the Transuranic Storage Area (TSA). A number of reports have been supplied for review and comment describing the methodology and equipment proposed for retrieval of drums and boxes from a storage facility at the INEL site. The contract for this review requires two main issues to be addressed. First, the adequacy of equipment and methodology for the retrieval of containers which have been breached, lost structural integrity, or are otherwise damaged, Second, to review the strategies and equipment for retrieval of intact waste containers. These issues are presented in the following report along with additional detail in the methodology to complete the description of the operations required for retrieval under most operational scenarios. The documentation reviewed is considered to be at an interim stage and is therefore expected to be subject to the development of the methodology from the existing level of detail with input from the facility operators. This review aims to anticipate some of this development by providing suggested detailed methods of retrieval and equipment for both normal and abnormal operations.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003994

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  • Other: DE96003994
  • Report No.: INEL--95/0619
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/195770 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 195770
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669607

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Bannister, R.; Rhoden, G. & Davies, G.B. Evaluation of retrieval activities and equipment for removal of containers from the transuranic storage area retrieval enclosure, report, September 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669607/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.