Operating experience during high-level waste vitrification at the West Valley Demonstration Project

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This report provides a summary of operational experiences, component and system performance, and lessons learned associated with the operation of the Vitrification Facility (VF) at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). The VF was designed to convert stored high-level radioactive waste (HLW) into a stable waste form (borosilicate glass) suitable for disposal in a federal repository. Following successful completion on nonradioactive test, HLW processing began in July 1995. Completion of Phase 1 of HLW processing was reached on 10 June 1998 and represented the processing of 9.32 million curies of cesium-137 (Cs-137) and strontium-90 (Sr-90) to fill 211 canisters with ... continued below

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Valenti, P.J. & Elliott, D.I. January 1, 1999.

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This report provides a summary of operational experiences, component and system performance, and lessons learned associated with the operation of the Vitrification Facility (VF) at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). The VF was designed to convert stored high-level radioactive waste (HLW) into a stable waste form (borosilicate glass) suitable for disposal in a federal repository. Following successful completion on nonradioactive test, HLW processing began in July 1995. Completion of Phase 1 of HLW processing was reached on 10 June 1998 and represented the processing of 9.32 million curies of cesium-137 (Cs-137) and strontium-90 (Sr-90) to fill 211 canisters with over 436,000 kilograms of glass. With approximately 85% of the total estimated curie content removed from underground waste storage tanks during Phase 1, subsequent operations will focus on removal of tank heel wastes.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00754792

Medium: P; Size: 39 pages

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 1999

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  • Report No.: DOE/NE/44139-87
  • Report No.: B-and-R-EX31-33000
  • Grant Number: AC24-81NE44139
  • DOI: 10.2172/754792 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 754792
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712225

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Valenti, P.J. & Elliott, D.I. Operating experience during high-level waste vitrification at the West Valley Demonstration Project, report, January 1, 1999; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712225/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.