Environmental Solutions FY05: PNNL Contributions to Bechtel Hanford, Inc [report]

Michael J. Truex, Kristin L. Manke
2005 unpublished
ph: (865) 576-8401 fax: (865) 576-5728 email: reports@adonis.osti.gov Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161 ph: (800) 553-6847 fax: (703) 605-6900 email: orders@ntis.fedworld.gov online ordering: http://www.ntis.gov/ordering.htm This document was printed on recycled paper. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provided support to Bechtel Hanford, Inc., for their work to safely demolish
more » ... safely demolish nuclear facilities and clean up waste sites near the Columbia River. During FY05, PNNL screened a variety of technologies to solve difficult problems. The danger of lung-scarring beryllium becoming airborne during the demolition of a nuclear fuel fabrication plant was addressed. For Bechtel Hanford, PNNL researchers extensively screened technologies and supported field testing of selected options. Assisted by the Laboratory's information, Bechtel Hanford staff razed the 76,000-square-foot facility near the Columbia River with no release of airborne beryllium. Removing large tanks and other equipment containing highly radioactive material from the 107-N facility continued to present challenges. The facility housed the filtration equipment for N Reactor's fuel storage basin. In FY05, PNNL identified and reviewed retrieval technologies. This work built on evaluation criteria that PNNL staff developed in FY04. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory identified and screened technology solutions in support of Bechtel Hanford's work to safely demolish nuclear facilities and clean up waste sites near the Columbia River. Contacts
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