Update of the management strategy for Oak Ridge National Laboratory Liquid Low-Level Waste

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The strategy for management of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s (ORNL) radioactively contaminated liquid waste was reviewed in 1991. The latest information available through the end of 1990 on waste characterization, regulations, US Department of Energy (DOE) budget guidance, and research and development programs was evaluated to determine how the strategy should be revised. Few changes are needed to update the strategy to reflect new waste characterization, research, and regulatory information. However, recent budget guidance from DOE indicates that minimum funding will not be sufficient to accomplish original objectives to upgrade the liquid low-level waste (LLLW) system to comply with ... continued below

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Robinson, S.M.; Abraham, T.J.; DePaoli, S.M. & Walker, A.B. April 1, 1995.

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The strategy for management of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory`s (ORNL) radioactively contaminated liquid waste was reviewed in 1991. The latest information available through the end of 1990 on waste characterization, regulations, US Department of Energy (DOE) budget guidance, and research and development programs was evaluated to determine how the strategy should be revised. Few changes are needed to update the strategy to reflect new waste characterization, research, and regulatory information. However, recent budget guidance from DOE indicates that minimum funding will not be sufficient to accomplish original objectives to upgrade the liquid low-level waste (LLLW) system to comply with the Federal Facilities Agreement, provide long-term LLLW treatment capability, and minimize environmental, safety, and health risks. Options are presented that might allow the ORNL LLLW system to continue operations temporarily, but they would significantly reduce its capabilities to handle emergency situations, provide treatment for new waste streams, and accommodate waste from the Environmental Restoration Program and from decontamination and decommissioning of surplus facilities. These options are also likely to increase worker radiation exposure, risk of environmental insult, and generation of solid waste for on-site and off-site disposal/storage beyond existing facility capacities. The strategy will be fully developed after receipt of additional guidance. The proposed budget limitations are too severe to allow ORNL to meet regulatory requirements or continue operations long term.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95011626

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  • Other: DE95011626
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--12105
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/69342 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 69342
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708743

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Robinson, S.M.; Abraham, T.J.; DePaoli, S.M. & Walker, A.B. Update of the management strategy for Oak Ridge National Laboratory Liquid Low-Level Waste, report, April 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708743/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.