Second ILAW Site Borehole Characterization Plan

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The US Department of Energy's Hanford Site has the most diverse and largest amounts of radioactive tank waste in the US. High-level radioactive waste has been stored at Hanford since 1944. Approximately 209,000 m{sup 3} (54 Mgal) of waste are currently stored in 177 tanks. Vitrification and onsite disposal of low-activity tank waste (LAW) are embodied in the strategy described in the Tri-Party Agreement. The tank waste is to be retrieved, separated into low- and high-level fractions, and then immobilized. The low-activity vitrified waste will be disposed of in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. This report is ... continued below

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Reidel, SP August 10, 2000.

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The US Department of Energy's Hanford Site has the most diverse and largest amounts of radioactive tank waste in the US. High-level radioactive waste has been stored at Hanford since 1944. Approximately 209,000 m{sup 3} (54 Mgal) of waste are currently stored in 177 tanks. Vitrification and onsite disposal of low-activity tank waste (LAW) are embodied in the strategy described in the Tri-Party Agreement. The tank waste is to be retrieved, separated into low- and high-level fractions, and then immobilized. The low-activity vitrified waste will be disposed of in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. This report is a plan to drill and characterize the second borehole for the Performance Assessment. The first characterization borehole was drilled in 1998. The plan describes data collection activities for determining physical and chemical properties of the vadose zone and saturated zone on the northeast side of the proposed disposal site. These data will then be used in the 2005 Performance Assessment.

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Medium: P; Size: 81 pages

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INIS; OSTI as DE00759566

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  • Other Information: PBD: 10 Aug 2000

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  • Report No.: PNNL-13283
  • Report No.: 820201000
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/759566 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 759566
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710338

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Reidel, SP. Second ILAW Site Borehole Characterization Plan, report, August 10, 2000; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710338/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.