STP1043: The Waste Minimization Program at the Feed Materials Production Center

    Blasdel, JE
    Manager of Metals Technology, senior staff engineer of Planning and Technology, manager of Chemical Plants, manager of Development, and manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

    Crotzer, ME
    Manager of Metals Technology, senior staff engineer of Planning and Technology, manager of Chemical Plants, manager of Development, and manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

    Gardner, RL
    Manager of Metals Technology, senior staff engineer of Planning and Technology, manager of Chemical Plants, manager of Development, and manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

    Kato, TR
    Manager of Metals Technology, senior staff engineer of Planning and Technology, manager of Chemical Plants, manager of Development, and manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

    Spradlin, CN
    Manager of Metals Technology, senior staff engineer of Planning and Technology, manager of Chemical Plants, manager of Development, and manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1989


    Abstract

    A waste minimization program is being implemented at the Feed Materials Production Center to reduce the generation of uranium-contaminated wastes and to comply with existing and forthcoming regulations. Procedures and plans are described that deal with process and nonprocess trash, contaminated wood and metals, used metal drums, and major process wastes such as contaminated magnesium fluoride and neutralized raffinate. The waste minimization techniques used include segregation, source reduction, volume reduction, material substitution and waste/product recycling. The importance of training, communication, and incentives is also covered.

    Keywords:

    radioactive waste, waste minimization, uranium processing


    Paper ID: STP20076S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP20076S


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