Treatment of plutonium contaminated soil/sediment from the Mound site using the ACT*DE*CON{sup SM} process

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The removal and/or treatment of contaminated soil is a major problem facing the US DOE. The EG&G Mound Applied Technologies site in Miamisburg, Ohio, has an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of soils from past disposal and waste burial practices awaiting remediation from plutonium contamination. This amount includes sediment from the Miami-Erie Canal that was contaminated in 1969 following a pipe- rupture accident. Conventional soil washing techniques that use particle separation would generate too large a waste volume to be economically feasible. Therefore, innovative technologies are needed for the cleanup. The ACT*DE*CON process was developed by SELENTEC for washing soils ... continued below

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Negri, M.C.; Swift, N.A. & North, J.P. October 1, 1996.

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  • Negri, M.C. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  • Swift, N.A. SELENTEC, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  • North, J.P. Rust Remedial Service, Inc., Anderson, SC (United States)

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The removal and/or treatment of contaminated soil is a major problem facing the US DOE. The EG&G Mound Applied Technologies site in Miamisburg, Ohio, has an estimated 1.5 million cubic feet of soils from past disposal and waste burial practices awaiting remediation from plutonium contamination. This amount includes sediment from the Miami-Erie Canal that was contaminated in 1969 following a pipe- rupture accident. Conventional soil washing techniques that use particle separation would generate too large a waste volume to be economically feasible. Therefore, innovative technologies are needed for the cleanup. The ACT*DE*CON process was developed by SELENTEC for washing soils to selectively dissolve and remove heavy metals and radionuclides. ACT*DE*CON chemically dissolves and removes heavy metals and radionuclides from soils and sediments into an aqueous medium. The ACT*DE*CON process uses oxidative carbonate/chelant chemistry to dissolve the contaminant from the sediment and hold the contaminant in solution. The objective of recent work was to document the proves conditions necessary to achieve the Mound-site and regulatory-cleanup goals using the ACT*DE*CON technology.

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  • SPECTRUM `96: international conference on nuclear and hazardous waste management, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-23 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96013955
  • Report No.: ANL/ES/CP--90891
  • Report No.: CONF-960804--55
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 397165
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688983

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Negri, M.C.; Swift, N.A. & North, J.P. Treatment of plutonium contaminated soil/sediment from the Mound site using the ACT*DE*CON{sup SM} process, article, October 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688983/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.