Current and projected liquid low-level waste generation at ORNL

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Liquid low level waste (LLLW) is generated by various programs and projects throughout Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This waste is collected via bottles, trucks, or underground collection tanks. It is then neutralized with sodium hydroxide, reduced in volume at the ORNL LLLW evaporator, and stored as concentrated LLLW in one of twelve storage tanks. Many other tanks (called inactive tanks), which contain historical liquids and sludges generated by past activities, will be remediated; the sludges and associated sluicing and scabbling liquids will then be transferred to the active system for treatment and storage. This report presents historical and projected ... continued below

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DePaoli, S. M. & Walker, A. B. March 1998.

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Liquid low level waste (LLLW) is generated by various programs and projects throughout Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This waste is collected via bottles, trucks, or underground collection tanks. It is then neutralized with sodium hydroxide, reduced in volume at the ORNL LLLW evaporator, and stored as concentrated LLLW in one of twelve storage tanks. Many other tanks (called inactive tanks), which contain historical liquids and sludges generated by past activities, will be remediated; the sludges and associated sluicing and scabbling liquids will then be transferred to the active system for treatment and storage. This report presents historical and projected data concerning the volume and the characterization of LLLW, both prior to and after evaporation. Storage space for projected waste generation is also discussed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98054243

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  • Other: DE98054243
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13513
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/654026 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654026
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708924

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DePaoli, S. M. & Walker, A. B. Current and projected liquid low-level waste generation at ORNL, report, March 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708924/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.