Nuclear Waste Cleanup Technology and Opportunities by Robert Noyes

By Robert Noyes

Content material:
About the Author

, Page v

, Pages vii-viii

, Pages 1-18
2 - Nuclear Waste Categories

, Pages 19-26
3 - division of strength Locations

, Pages 27-52
4 - different Locations

, Pages 53-68
5 - garage and Disposal

, Pages 69-101
6 - Soils and Sediments

, Pages 102-164
7 - Thermal Processes

, Pages 165-174
8 - Radionuclides In Water

, Pages 175-200
9 - Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Recycling

, Pages 201-225
10 - Buried Waste

, Pages 226-240
11 - Immobilization

, Pages 241-274
12 - Mill Tailings

, Pages 275-299
13 - High-Level Waste Treatment

, Pages 300-362
14 - combined Waste Treatment

, Pages 363-379
15 - Low-Level Waste Treatment

, Pages 380-385
Appendix I - division of power long term (DOE) Expenditures

, Pages 386-399
Appendix II - division of power Addresses and cell Numbers

, Pages 400-403
Appendix III - international Nuclear Waste administration companies and Activities

, Pages 404-431
Appendix IV - Acronyms

, Pages 432-437
Major assets of Information

, Pages 438-446

, Pages 447-454

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These products include neutron generators, specialty capacitors, thermal batteries, crystal resonators, oscillators, and clocks. The plant had been an essential part of the Nation's nuclear weapons complex, but production of weapons-related components was discontinued on September 30, 1994. The site is now investigating which product lines could be converted to commercial and non-military applications. The heavily populated area around the Pinellas Plant makes potential release of contaminants to the groundwater of utmost concern.

The site is included in a 3,422acre tract of DOE owned property. The plant was leased in July 1993 to a newly-formed government corporation known as the United States Enrichment Corporation. The Department of Energy is still responsible for cleaning up the on-site and off-site soil and groundwater contamination, including uranium, polychlorinatedbiphenyls, technetium, and trichloroethylene. The present plans for PGDP call for completion of all investigations in FY 1996 with completion of remediation activities by FY 2015.

In 1992, DOE chose to discontinue 32 Nuclear Waste Cleanup reprocessing SNF for uranium recovery and shifted its focus toward the continued safe management and disposition of SNF and radioactive wastes accumulated through reprocessing activities. 3 million gallons of high-level liquid waste), 3,800 cubic meters of calcine waste, and 289 metric tons heavy metal of SNF are in inventory at the ICPP. Disposal of SNF and high-level waste (HLW) is planned for a repository. Preparation of SNF, HLW, and other radioactive wastes for disposal may include mechanical, physical, and/or chemical processes.

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