Mixed low-level waste minimization at Los Alamos

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During the first six months of University of California 98 Fiscal Year (July--December) Los Alamos National Laboratory has achieved a 57% reduction in mixed low-level waste generation. This has been accomplished through a systems approach that identified and minimized the largest MLLW streams. These included surface-contaminated lead, lead-lined gloveboxes, printed circuit boards, and activated fluorescent lamps. Specific waste minimization projects have been initiated to address these streams. In addition, several chemical processing equipment upgrades are being implemented. Use of contaminated lead is planned for several high energy proton beam stop applications and stainless steel encapsulated lead is being evaluated for ... continued below

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Starke, T. P. December 1998.

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During the first six months of University of California 98 Fiscal Year (July--December) Los Alamos National Laboratory has achieved a 57% reduction in mixed low-level waste generation. This has been accomplished through a systems approach that identified and minimized the largest MLLW streams. These included surface-contaminated lead, lead-lined gloveboxes, printed circuit boards, and activated fluorescent lamps. Specific waste minimization projects have been initiated to address these streams. In addition, several chemical processing equipment upgrades are being implemented. Use of contaminated lead is planned for several high energy proton beam stop applications and stainless steel encapsulated lead is being evaluated for other radiological control area applications. INEEL is assisting Los Alamos with a complete systems analysis of analytical chemistry derived mixed wastes at the CMR building and with a minimum life-cycle cost standard glovebox design. Funding for waste minimization upgrades has come from several sources: generator programs, waste management, the generator set-aside program, and Defense Programs funding to INEEL.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00677040

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  • 14. DOE pollution prevention conference, Seattle, WA (US), 06/02/1998--06/04/1998; Other Information: Supercedes report DE99000538; PBD: [1998]

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  • Other: DE99000538
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-2177
  • Report No.: CONF-980654--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 677040
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704287

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Starke, T. P. Mixed low-level waste minimization at Los Alamos, article, December 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704287/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.