ICPP Tank Farm planning through 2012

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Historically, liquid high-level waste (HLW) generated at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant has been stored in the Tank Farm after which it is calcined with the calcine being stored in stainless steel bins. Following the curtailment of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing in 1992, the HLW treatment methods were re-evaluated to establish a path forward for producing a final waste form from the liquid sodium bearing wastes (SBW) and the HLW calcine. Projections for significant improvements in waste generation, waste blending and evaporation, and calcination were incorporated into the Tank Farm modeling. This optimized modeling shows that all of the SBW ... continued below

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Palmer, W.B.; Millet, C.B.; Staiger, M.D. & Ward, F.S. April 1, 1998.

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Historically, liquid high-level waste (HLW) generated at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant has been stored in the Tank Farm after which it is calcined with the calcine being stored in stainless steel bins. Following the curtailment of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing in 1992, the HLW treatment methods were re-evaluated to establish a path forward for producing a final waste form from the liquid sodium bearing wastes (SBW) and the HLW calcine. Projections for significant improvements in waste generation, waste blending and evaporation, and calcination were incorporated into the Tank Farm modeling. This optimized modeling shows that all of the SBW can be calcined by the end of 2012 as required by the Idaho Settlement Agreement. This Tank Farm plan discusses the use of each of the eleven HLW tanks and shows that two tanks can be emptied, allowing them to be Resource Conservation and Recovery Act closed by 2006. In addition, it describes the construction of each tank and vault, gives the chemical concentrations of the contents of each tank, based on historical input and some sampling, and discusses the regulatory drivers important to Tank Farm operation. It also discusses new waste generation, the computer model used for the Tank Farm planning, the operating schedule for each tank, and the schedule for when each tank will be empty and closed.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98056057

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  • Other: DE98056057
  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT--98-00339
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/665959 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 665959
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711743

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Palmer, W.B.; Millet, C.B.; Staiger, M.D. & Ward, F.S. ICPP Tank Farm planning through 2012, report, April 1, 1998; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711743/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.