SALT CORE SAMPLING EVOLUTION AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE

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The Savannah River Site (SRS), a Department of Energy (DOE) facility, has over 30 million gallons of legacy waste from its many years of processing nuclear materials. The majority of waste is stored in 49 buried tanks. Available underground piping is the primary and desired pathway to transfer waste from one tank to another until the waste is delivered to the glass plant, DWPF, or the grout plant, Saltstone. Prior to moving the material, the tank contents need to be evaluated to ensure the correct destination for the waste is chosen. Access ports are available in each tank top in ... continued below

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Nance, T; Daniel Krementz, D & William Cheng, W November 29, 2007.

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The Savannah River Site (SRS), a Department of Energy (DOE) facility, has over 30 million gallons of legacy waste from its many years of processing nuclear materials. The majority of waste is stored in 49 buried tanks. Available underground piping is the primary and desired pathway to transfer waste from one tank to another until the waste is delivered to the glass plant, DWPF, or the grout plant, Saltstone. Prior to moving the material, the tank contents need to be evaluated to ensure the correct destination for the waste is chosen. Access ports are available in each tank top in a number of locations and sizes to be used to obtain samples of the waste for analysis. Material consistencies vary for each tank with the majority of waste to be processed being radioactive salts and sludge. The following paper describes the progression of equipment and techniques developed to obtain core samples of salt and solid sludge at SRS.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-STI-2007-00685
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 921540
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899418

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Nance, T; Daniel Krementz, D & William Cheng, W. SALT CORE SAMPLING EVOLUTION AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, article, November 29, 2007; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899418/: accessed December 10, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.