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WM'02 Conference, February 24-28, 2002, Tucson, AZ
PLANNING FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSITION OF
NEWLY GENERATED TRU WASTE FROM REDC
D. E. Coffey
Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
UT - Battelle, LLC
P. O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6023
T. W. Forrester,
Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC
P. O. Box 4699, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-7593
Eberline Services/Benchmark Environmental Corporation
7021 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
This paper describes the waste characteristics of newly generated transuranic waste from
the Radiochemical Engineering and Development Center at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory and the basic certification structure that will be proposed by the University of
Tennessee - Battelle and Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
for this waste stream. The characterization approach uses information derived from the
active production operations as acceptable knowledge for the Radiochemical Engineering
and Development Center transuranic waste. The characterization approach includes
smear data taken from processing and waste staging hot cells, as well as analytical data
on product and liquid waste streams going to liquid waste disposal. Bechtel Jacobs
Company and University of Tennessee - Battelle are currently developing the elements
of a Waste Isolation Pilot Plant-compliant program with a plan to be certified by the
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for shipment of newly generated transuranic waste in the next
few years. The current activities include developing interface plans, program documents,
and waste stream specific procedures.
The Radiochemical Engineering and Development Center (REDC), located in the 7900
Area Complex began operation in 1966 as a reactor target processing and isotope
recovery/production facility (1). The REDC continues in this role today and is currently
supporting the Transuranium Element Processing Program, the Mark-42 Processing
Program, and the Californium-252 Industrial Sales/Loan Program. All three of these
programs operate concurrently or alternately in Buildings 7920 and 7930. Building 7920
and Building 7930 are shown in Figure 1. These programs are co-sponsored by the
Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Materials Production, Defense Programs,
with approximately half of facility funding provided by the DOE Office of Defense
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Coffey, D. E.; Forrester, T. W. & Krause, T. Planning for the Management and Disposition of Newly Generated TRU Waste from REDC, article, February 26, 2002; Tucson, Arizona. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc785577/m1/1/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.