Mixed Waste Focus Area -- Waste form initiative

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The mission of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) is to provide acceptable technologies that enable implementation of mixed waste treatment systems which are developed in partnership with end-users, stakeholders, tribal governments, and regulators. To accomplish this mission, a technical baseline was established in 1996 and revised in 1997. The technical baseline forms the basis for determining which technology development activities will be supported by the MWFA. The primary attribute of the technical baseline is a set of prioritized technical deficiencies or roadblocks related to implementation of mixed waste treatment systems. The Waste Form Initiative ... continued below

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Nakaoka, R.; Waters, R.; Pohl, P. & Roach, J. July 1, 1998.

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  • Nakaoka, R. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Waters, R.
  • Pohl, P. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Roach, J. Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab.

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The mission of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) is to provide acceptable technologies that enable implementation of mixed waste treatment systems which are developed in partnership with end-users, stakeholders, tribal governments, and regulators. To accomplish this mission, a technical baseline was established in 1996 and revised in 1997. The technical baseline forms the basis for determining which technology development activities will be supported by the MWFA. The primary attribute of the technical baseline is a set of prioritized technical deficiencies or roadblocks related to implementation of mixed waste treatment systems. The Waste Form Initiative (WFI) was established to address an identified technical deficiency related to waste form performance. The primary goal of the WFI was to ensure that the mixed low-level waste (MLLW) treatment technologies being developed, currently used, or planned for use by DOE would produce final waste forms that meet the waste acceptance criteria (WAC) of the existing and/or planned MLLW disposal facilities. The WFI was limited to an evaluation of the disposal requirements for the radioactive component of MLLW. Disposal requirements for the hazardous component are dictated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and were not addressed. This paper summarizes the technical basis, strategy, and results of the activities performed as part of the WFI.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98003492

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  • Waste management `98, Tucson, AZ (United States), 1-5 Mar 1998

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  • Other: DE98003492
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-439
  • Report No.: CONF-980307--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663375
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702909

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Nakaoka, R.; Waters, R.; Pohl, P. & Roach, J. Mixed Waste Focus Area -- Waste form initiative, article, July 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702909/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.