Deployment of pollution prevention during design -- a case study

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Traditionally, pollution prevention (P2) assessments have been performed on existing facilities and ongoing operations, well after the completion of design and construction. It has been theorized that more success can be achieved by moving P2 upstream into the design process, where an estimated 70% of a project`s total life cycle costs are initially fixed. Decisions made during design to prevent or minimize the amount of waste generated can reap benefits for many years to come. This is especially true when designing systems for handling hazardous and radioactive wastes for treatment, storage, and disposal. P2 assessments performed during design of such ... continued below

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Del Mar, R.A. August 15, 1997.

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  • Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc.
    Publisher Info: Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Traditionally, pollution prevention (P2) assessments have been performed on existing facilities and ongoing operations, well after the completion of design and construction. It has been theorized that more success can be achieved by moving P2 upstream into the design process, where an estimated 70% of a project`s total life cycle costs are initially fixed. Decisions made during design to prevent or minimize the amount of waste generated can reap benefits for many years to come. This is especially true when designing systems for handling hazardous and radioactive wastes for treatment, storage, and disposal. P2 assessments performed during design of such projects can uncover significant savings to be reaped during project construction, operations, and/or decommissioning. However, many project managers are still reluctant to include some type of P2 review or assessment as part of the design effort, because the immediate payback to the design entity is difficult to quantify. This paper presents the results of a P2 assessment performed on a design project at Hanford which identified close to $500,000 in construction savings while minimizing low-level and mixed radioactive waste generation. This paper describes the process used to per-form the assessment, discusses its results, and provides lessons-learned for future P2 design assessments.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99050164

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  • 13. pollution prevention conference, Atlanta, GA (United States), 26-28 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE99050164
  • Report No.: HNF-SA--3231-FP
  • Report No.: CONF-970854--
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 341289
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680714

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Del Mar, R.A. Deployment of pollution prevention during design -- a case study, article, August 15, 1997; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680714/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.