Low-level waste disposal policy for Department of Energy defense nuclear facilities.
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Published by Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in [Washington, DC .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • United States. Dept. of Energy -- Buildings.,
  • Radioactive waste disposal -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Low level radioactive waste disposal facilities -- United States.

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Edition Notes

SeriesTechnical report / Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board ;, DNFSB/TECH-2, Technical report (United States. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board) ;, DNFSB/TECH-2.
ContributionsNapolitano, Dominic S., United States. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
LC ClassificationsHD9698.U52 L69 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. ;
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL855754M
LC Control Number95137277

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The low-level radiological and hazardous wastes generated from Oak Ridge’s cleanup projects are disposed in the onsite Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF). The EMWMF is comprised of six disposal areas, or cells, that have a total capacity of million cubic yards. The EM program ensures waste is accurately characterized so materials that are .   The Low-level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of gave the states responsibility for the disposal of their low-level radioactive waste. The Act encouraged the states to enter into compacts that would allow them to dispose of waste at a common disposal facility. Most states have entered into compacts; however, only one new disposal. Waste Information Management System (WIMS) provided by Florida International University provides DOE with waste forecast data. Manifest Information Management System is used to monitor the management of commercial low-level radioactive waste.; National Directory of Brokers and Processors Directory is intended for use by compacts, states, federal agencies and others . @article{osti_, title = {Radioactive waste disposal: low and high level}, author = {Gilmore, W R}, abstractNote = {The technology being developed to concentrate and immobilize both high-level and low-level radioactive wastes so that they may be disposed or stored in a comparatively safe and compact manner according to accepted U.S. government nuclear guidelines is .

Low-level waste (LLW) is nuclear waste that does not fit into the categorical definitions for intermediate-level waste (ILW), high-level waste (HLW), spent nuclear fuel (SNF), transuranic waste (TRU), or certain byproduct materials known as 11e(2) wastes, such as uranium mill essence, it is a definition by exclusion, and LLW is that category of radioactive . Department of Energy Washington, DC Septem The Honorable John T. Conway Chairman Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Indiana Avenue, N.W. Suite Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. Chairman: Enclosed is the Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Federal Review Group Manual. The Department has developed this guide pursuant to File Size: 3MB. DOE Compliance Evaluation and the Disposal Authorization for SWSA-6 Low-Level Waste Disposal in Tumulus I & II and IWMF at Oak Ridge Reservation in Completion of Commitments 1, 2, 3 Relative to and Proposing Closure of Commitments. The four active, licensed low-level waste disposal facilities are located in Agreement States (see map). Additional information about the facilities may be found at the Web sites maintained by the respective Agreement States. Currently, Barnwell accepts waste from the Atlantic compact states (Connecticut, New Jersey, and South Carolina).

Radioactive waste is generated from the nuclear weapons program, commercial nuclear power, medical applications, and corporate and university-based research programs. Some of the materials LLW consists of are: "gloves and other protective clothing, glass and plastic laboratory supplies, machine parts and tools, and disposable medical items that have come in contact . This document provides guidance for maintenance of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal facility performance assessments (PA) and composite analyses (CA), as required by DOE Order , Radioactive Waste Management (DOE O ) and Manual , Radioactive Waste Management Manual (DOE M File Size: 2MB. The Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC) has conducted a number of studies on the costs of radioactive waste management. The reports Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities () and The Cost of High-Level Waste Disposal in Geological Repositories () are two examples. B Page 5 GAO/RCED Disposal of DOE’s Low-Level Wastes implements this new policy, waste managers will have at least two disposal options and may be able to lower their waste disposal costs.