1997 project of the year, PUREX deactivation project

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At the end of 1992, the PUREX and UO{sub 3} plants were deemed no longer necessary for the defense needs of the United States. Although no longer necessary, they were very costly to maintain in their post-operation state. The DOE embarked on a deactivation strategy for these plants to reduce the costs of providing continuous surveillance of the facilities and their hazards. Deactivation of the PUREX and UO{sub 3} plants was estimated to take 5 years and cost $222.5 million and result in an annual surveillance and maintenance cost of $2 million. Deactivation of the PUREX/UO{sub 3} plants officially began ... continued below

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Bailey, R.W. February 13, 1998.

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

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At the end of 1992, the PUREX and UO{sub 3} plants were deemed no longer necessary for the defense needs of the United States. Although no longer necessary, they were very costly to maintain in their post-operation state. The DOE embarked on a deactivation strategy for these plants to reduce the costs of providing continuous surveillance of the facilities and their hazards. Deactivation of the PUREX and UO{sub 3} plants was estimated to take 5 years and cost $222.5 million and result in an annual surveillance and maintenance cost of $2 million. Deactivation of the PUREX/UO{sub 3} plants officially began on October 1, 1993. The deactivation was 15 months ahead of the original schedule and $75 million under the original cost estimate. The annual cost of surveillance and maintenance of the plants was reduced to less than $1 million.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99050594

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  • Other Information: PBD: 13 Feb 1998

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  • Other: DE99050594
  • Report No.: HNF--2249
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/362410 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 362410
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686285

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Bailey, R.W. 1997 project of the year, PUREX deactivation project, report, February 13, 1998; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686285/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.