Los Alamos Plutonium Facility newly generated TRU waste certification

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This paper presents an overview of the activities being planned and implemented to certify newly generated contact handled transuranic (TRU) waste produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory`s (LANL`s) Plutonium Facility. Certifying waste at the point of generation is the most important cost and labor saving step in the WIPP certification process. The pedigree of a waste item is best known by the originator of the waste and frees a site from expensive characterization activities such as those associated with legacy waste. Through a cooperative agreement with LANLs Waste Management Facility and under the umbrella of LANLs WIPP-related certification and quality ... continued below

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Gruetzmacher, K.; Montoya, A.; Sinkule, B. & Maez, M. February 1, 1997.

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This paper presents an overview of the activities being planned and implemented to certify newly generated contact handled transuranic (TRU) waste produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory`s (LANL`s) Plutonium Facility. Certifying waste at the point of generation is the most important cost and labor saving step in the WIPP certification process. The pedigree of a waste item is best known by the originator of the waste and frees a site from expensive characterization activities such as those associated with legacy waste. Through a cooperative agreement with LANLs Waste Management Facility and under the umbrella of LANLs WIPP-related certification and quality assurance documents, the Plutonium Facility will be certifying its own newly generated waste. Some of the challenges faced by the Plutonium Facility in preparing to certify TRU waste include the modification and addition of procedures to meet WIPP requirements, standardizing packaging for TRU waste, collecting processing documentation from operations which produce TRU waste, and developing ways to modify waste streams which are not certifiable in their present form.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97003120

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  • Waste Management `97, Tucson, AZ (United States), 2-7 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE97003120
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-4001
  • Report No.: CONF-970335--21
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 460771
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680217

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Gruetzmacher, K.; Montoya, A.; Sinkule, B. & Maez, M. Los Alamos Plutonium Facility newly generated TRU waste certification, article, February 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680217/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.