The residuals analysis project: Evaluating disposal options for treated mixed low-level waste

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For almost four years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Federal Facility Compliance Act Disposal Workgroup has been working with state regulators and governors` offices to develop an acceptable configuration for disposal of its mixed low-level waste (MLLW). These interactions have resulted in screening the universe of potential disposal sites from 49 to 15 and conducting ``performance evaluations`` for those fifteen sites to estimate their technical capabilities for disposal of MLLW. In the residuals analysis project, we estimated the volume of DOE`s MLLW that will require disposal after treatment and the concentrations of radionuclides in the treated waste. ... continued below

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Waters, R.D.; Gruebel, M.M.; Case, J.T. & Letourneau, M.J. March 1, 1997.

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For almost four years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Federal Facility Compliance Act Disposal Workgroup has been working with state regulators and governors` offices to develop an acceptable configuration for disposal of its mixed low-level waste (MLLW). These interactions have resulted in screening the universe of potential disposal sites from 49 to 15 and conducting ``performance evaluations`` for those fifteen sites to estimate their technical capabilities for disposal of MLLW. In the residuals analysis project, we estimated the volume of DOE`s MLLW that will require disposal after treatment and the concentrations of radionuclides in the treated waste. We then compared the radionuclide concentrations with the disposal limits determined in the performance evaluation project for each of the fifteen sites. The results are a scoping-level estimate of the required volumetric capacity for MLLW disposal and the identification of waste streams that may pose problems for disposal based on current treatment plans. The analysis provides technical information for continued discussions between the DOE and affected States about disposal of MLLW and systematic input to waste treatment developers on disposal issues.

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

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  • Other: DE97003006
  • Report No.: SAND--97-0283C
  • Report No.: CONF-970335--13
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/491503 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 459805
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680814

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Waters, R.D.; Gruebel, M.M.; Case, J.T. & Letourneau, M.J. The residuals analysis project: Evaluating disposal options for treated mixed low-level waste, article, March 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680814/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.