Vitrification of Rocky Flats ash followed by encapsulation in the Defense Waste Processing Facility

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Approximately 10 to 20 metric tons of plutonium in the US is in the form of scrap, residues, oxides, ash, metal, sludge, compounds, etc. This paper describes a relatively simple concept of stabilizing most of this type of plutonium by converting it into encapsulated glass. A full-scale hot demonstration of the concept is proposed, in which Rocky Flats ash would be vitrified and sealed in small cans, followed by encapsulation of the cans in Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) canisters with high-level waste glass. The proposal described in this paper offers an integrated national approach for early stabilization and disposition ... continued below

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McKibben, J.M.; Land, B.; Strachan, D.M. & Perez, J.M. December 31, 1995.

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  • McKibben, J.M. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
  • Land, B. Safe Sites of Colorado, Golden, CO (United States)
  • Strachan, D.M. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  • Perez, J.M. Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

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Approximately 10 to 20 metric tons of plutonium in the US is in the form of scrap, residues, oxides, ash, metal, sludge, compounds, etc. This paper describes a relatively simple concept of stabilizing most of this type of plutonium by converting it into encapsulated glass. A full-scale hot demonstration of the concept is proposed, in which Rocky Flats ash would be vitrified and sealed in small cans, followed by encapsulation of the cans in Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) canisters with high-level waste glass. The proposal described in this paper offers an integrated national approach for early stabilization and disposition of the nation`s plutonium-bearing residues.

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  • Plutonium stabilization and immobilization workshop, Washington, DC (United States), 12-14 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96009645
  • Report No.: WSRC-TR--95-0468
  • Report No.: CONF-951259--7
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 230344
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670118

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McKibben, J.M.; Land, B.; Strachan, D.M. & Perez, J.M. Vitrification of Rocky Flats ash followed by encapsulation in the Defense Waste Processing Facility, article, December 31, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670118/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.