Cost comparison for REDC pretreatment project

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This analysis has been prepared to support the planned expenditure to provide the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) with the capability to pretreat their liquid low-level waste (LLLW) before discharging it to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) LLLW system. Pretreatment will remove most of the radioactivity, particularly the transuranic isotopes and Cs-137 from the waste to be discharged. This will render the supernates that accumulate in the storage tanks low-activity Class B low-level wastes rather than high-activity Class B or Class C wastes. The sludges will be Class C rather than remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) wastes. When REDC wastes are ... continued below

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Robinson, S. M. & Homan, F. J. June 1997.

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  • Robinson, S. M. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  • Homan, F. J. Molten Metal Technology, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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This analysis has been prepared to support the planned expenditure to provide the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) with the capability to pretreat their liquid low-level waste (LLLW) before discharging it to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) LLLW system. Pretreatment will remove most of the radioactivity, particularly the transuranic isotopes and Cs-137 from the waste to be discharged. This will render the supernates that accumulate in the storage tanks low-activity Class B low-level wastes rather than high-activity Class B or Class C wastes. The sludges will be Class C rather than remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) wastes. When REDC wastes are commingled with other ORNL LLLW, the present-worth treatment and transport costs are higher by a factor of 1.3 for the no-pretreatment cases. This result is consistent with data from similar studies conducted at other sites. Based on the information presented in this analysis, the recommendation is to proceed with REDC treatment projects.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98003763

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  • Other: DE98003763
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13433
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/631167 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 631167
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690867

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Robinson, S. M. & Homan, F. J. Cost comparison for REDC pretreatment project, report, June 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690867/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.