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  • Main Title Assessment of chemical vulnerabilities in the Hanford high-level waste tanks


  • Author: Meacham, J.E.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1996-02-15


  • English


  • Content Description: The purpose of this report is to summarize results of relevant data (tank farm and laboratory) and analysis related to potential chemical vulnerabilities of the Hanford Site waste tanks. Potential chemical safety vulnerabilities examined include spontaneous runaway reactions, condensed phase waste combustibility, and tank headspace flammability. The major conclusions of the report are the following: Spontaneous runaway reactions are not credible; condensed phase combustion is not likely; and periodic releases of flammable gas can be mitigated by interim stabilization.
  • Physical Description: 96 p.


  • Keyword: Flammability
  • Keyword: Combustion
  • Keyword: Chemical Reactions
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Cover Gas
  • Keyword: Safety
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Hanford Reservation


  • Other Information: PBD: 15 Feb 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE97052627
  • Report No.: WHC-SD-WM-ER--543
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/483386
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 483386
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683929


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE97052627