A process for treating radioactive water-reactive wastes

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and other locations in the complex of experimental and production facilities operated by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have generated an appreciable quantity of hazardous and radioactive wastes. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enacted by the United States Congress in 1976 and subsequently amended in 1984, 1986, and 1988 requires that every hazardous waste must be rendered nonhazardous before disposal. Many of the wastes generated by the DOE complex are both hazardous and radioactive. These wastes, called mixed wastes, require applying appropriate regulations for radioactive waste disposal and the regulations under RCRA. ... continued below

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Dziewinski, J.; Lussiez, G. & Munger, D. February 1, 1995.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory and other locations in the complex of experimental and production facilities operated by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have generated an appreciable quantity of hazardous and radioactive wastes. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enacted by the United States Congress in 1976 and subsequently amended in 1984, 1986, and 1988 requires that every hazardous waste must be rendered nonhazardous before disposal. Many of the wastes generated by the DOE complex are both hazardous and radioactive. These wastes, called mixed wastes, require applying appropriate regulations for radioactive waste disposal and the regulations under RCRA. Mixed wastes must be treated to remove the hazardous waste component before they are disposed as radioactive waste. This paper discusses the development of a treatment process for mixed wastes that exhibit the reactive hazardous characteristic. Specifically, these wastes react readily and violently with water. Wastes such as lithium hydride (LiH), sodium metal, and potassium metal are the primary wastes in this category.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95006269

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  • 5. international conference on radioactive waste management and environmental remediation, Berlin (Germany), 3-9 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE95006269
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-254
  • Report No.: CONF-950917--4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 78597
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc722516

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Dziewinski, J.; Lussiez, G. & Munger, D. A process for treating radioactive water-reactive wastes, article, February 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc722516/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.