Characterization optimization for the National TRU waste system

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On March 26, 1999, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its first shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste. On November 26, 1999, the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP) to receive mixed TRU waste at WIPP became effective. Having achieved these two milestones, facilitating and supporting the characterization, transportation, and disposal of TRU waste became the major challenges for the National TRU Waste Program. Significant challenges still remain in the scientific, engineering, regulatory, and political areas that need to be addressed. The National TRU Waste System Optimization Project has been established to identify, develop, and implement cost-effective system optimization strategies that ... continued below

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Basabilvazo, George T. (George Taylor),; Countiss, S. (Sue); Moody, D. C. (David C.); Jennings, S. G. (Stephanie G.) & Lott, S. A. (Sheila A.) January 1, 2002.

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On March 26, 1999, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its first shipment of transuranic (TRU) waste. On November 26, 1999, the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP) to receive mixed TRU waste at WIPP became effective. Having achieved these two milestones, facilitating and supporting the characterization, transportation, and disposal of TRU waste became the major challenges for the National TRU Waste Program. Significant challenges still remain in the scientific, engineering, regulatory, and political areas that need to be addressed. The National TRU Waste System Optimization Project has been established to identify, develop, and implement cost-effective system optimization strategies that address those significant challenges. Fundamental to these challenges is the balancing and prioritization of potential regulatory changes with potential technological solutions. This paper describes some of the efforts to optimize (to make as functional as possible) characterization activities for TRU waste.

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  • Submitted to: "SPECTRUM 2002, Ninth Biennial International Conference on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management, Reno, NV, Aug. 4-8, 2002

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-0463
  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-463
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975984
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Basabilvazo, George T. (George Taylor),; Countiss, S. (Sue); Moody, D. C. (David C.); Jennings, S. G. (Stephanie G.) & Lott, S. A. (Sheila A.). Characterization optimization for the National TRU waste system, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929544/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.