Incorporation of pollution prevention and waste minimization practices during the decommissioning of Building 310 at Argonne National Laboratory-East

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The decommissioning of radiologically contaminated buildings at Department of Energy (DOE) sites provides a major opportunity to include pollution prevention and waste minimization (P2/WMin) practices to minimize waste using authorized release opportunities, and recycle and reuse (R2) activities on a complex-wide basis. The ``P2/WMin Users Guide for Decommissioning Projects`` (a.k.a. Users Guide or Guide) will be used to incorporate P2/WMin practices into the decommissioning and dismantlement (D and D) of Building 310 retention tanks at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E). The Building 310 service floor retention-tank facility contains ten isolated retention tanks that served to store excess radioactive liquids generated during ... continued below

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Mezaraups, J.; Krstich, M.A.; Yerace, P.J. & Gresalfi, M.J. October 1, 1997.

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  • Mezaraups, J. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  • Krstich, M.A. Environmental Management Solutions, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
  • Yerace, P.J. Dept. of Energy, Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Field Office
  • Gresalfi, M.J. Lockheed Martin, Germantown, MD (United States)

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The decommissioning of radiologically contaminated buildings at Department of Energy (DOE) sites provides a major opportunity to include pollution prevention and waste minimization (P2/WMin) practices to minimize waste using authorized release opportunities, and recycle and reuse (R2) activities on a complex-wide basis. The ``P2/WMin Users Guide for Decommissioning Projects`` (a.k.a. Users Guide or Guide) will be used to incorporate P2/WMin practices into the decommissioning and dismantlement (D and D) of Building 310 retention tanks at Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL-E). The Building 310 service floor retention-tank facility contains ten isolated retention tanks that served to store excess radioactive liquids generated during process operations. The building consists of three rooms containing three tanks each and a larger room containing one tank. Due to a concern that the deteriorating facility could expose personnel working in the vicinity to radioactive contamination, a decision was made to decommission the building. The Users Guide, a document prepared under the auspices of the Office of Pollution Prevention (EM-77), details a step-by-step approach for incorporating P2/WMin options into a project`s documentation and subsequent decommissioning activities. It is a compilation of lessons learned and strategic P2/WMin initiatives from across the DOE complex. The benefits derived from using P2/WMin initiatives for the D and D of Building 310 include an accelerated decommissioning schedule, reduction in health risk, and the elimination of six release sites from the DOE EM-40 list. The benefits derived from implementation of P2/WMin initiatives into this project include cost savings, reduction in long-term liability, and deployment of technologies without impacting scope or schedule for the project.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98050099

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  • X-Change `97, Miami, FL (United States), 30 Nov - 4 Dec 1997

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  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--94598
  • Report No.: CONF-971121--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658127
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702432

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Mezaraups, J.; Krstich, M.A.; Yerace, P.J. & Gresalfi, M.J. Incorporation of pollution prevention and waste minimization practices during the decommissioning of Building 310 at Argonne National Laboratory-East, article, October 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702432/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.