Educational understanding of pollution prevention in decontamination and decommissioning/environmental restoration activities

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Demolishing outdated structures from the US Department of Energy Hanford Site in Washington, generates large quantities of waste which can be minimized. The Hanford cleanup is one of the world`s largest and most complex environmental restoration efforts. Approximately 280 square miles of ground water and soil are contaminated; there are more than 80 surplus facilities, including nine shut-down nuclear reactors in various stages of decay; and there are 177 underground waste storage tanks containing highly radioactive waste. In all, 1,500 cleanup sites have been identified and the Environmental Restoration Contractor (ERC) is currently responsible for surveillance and maintenance of 170 ... continued below

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Betsch, M.D. & Lewis, R.A. May 1, 1995.

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  • Betsch, M.D. Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
  • Lewis, R.A. Bechtel Hanford, Inc., Richland, WA (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Demolishing outdated structures from the US Department of Energy Hanford Site in Washington, generates large quantities of waste which can be minimized. The Hanford cleanup is one of the world`s largest and most complex environmental restoration efforts. Approximately 280 square miles of ground water and soil are contaminated; there are more than 80 surplus facilities, including nine shut-down nuclear reactors in various stages of decay; and there are 177 underground waste storage tanks containing highly radioactive waste. In all, 1,500 cleanup sites have been identified and the Environmental Restoration Contractor (ERC) is currently responsible for surveillance and maintenance of 170 structures. A two hour orientation training in pollution prevention was developed by the Westinghouse Hanford Company to provide all Decontamination and Decommissioning/Environmental Restoration (D&D/ER) personnel with the knowledge to apply waste minimization principles during their cleanup activities. The ERC Team Pollution Prevention Workshop serves to communicate pollution prevention philosophies and influences the way D&D/ER projects are conducted at the Hanford Site.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95012573

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  • 11. pollution prevention conference: shaping the future through pollution prevention involvement - commitment - progress, Knoxville, TN (United States), 16-18 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95012573
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--2761
  • Report No.: CONF-9505111--3
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 80340
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc737217

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Betsch, M.D. & Lewis, R.A. Educational understanding of pollution prevention in decontamination and decommissioning/environmental restoration activities, article, May 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737217/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.