TITLE

DOE Starting Up Nuke Waste Processing Plant At Idaho Site

PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Energy Daily;5/9/2012, Issue 90, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the decision of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to authorize the startup of a complex waste processing plant at the Idaho National Laboratory to meet a December 2012 cleanup deadline. The plant, called the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit, is needed to stabilize highly radioactive sodium-bearing liquid that has been stored in underground tanks. The agency is considering to dispose of the canisters as transuranic waste at its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
ACCESSION #
76501044

 

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