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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2008

Report Published on February 24. 2010
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OakRidge(Site Structure)

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Oak Ridge Reservation, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and East Tennessee Technology Park
2008-12
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Operations Office

Waste Management Facilities:

EMWMF (Disposal)

EMWMF
Environmental Mangagement Waste Management Facility- CERCLA Remedial Action Facility
Disposal
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Disposal Unit

LLW actual and more planned
Disposal Unit Type: engineered surface
Modular Facility: True
Existing Planned
922000 1700000
Depth (m): 0-10
Host Medium: sedimentary (sand)
Implementation Phases:
PhaseStart YearEnd YearEstimate
design 2001 2001 no
construction 2001 2002 no
commissioning 2002 2002 no
operation 2002 2015 no
closure 2015 2033 yes
institutional control 2015 2070 yes

Hydrofract (Disposal)

Hydrofract
Past-practice of injecting grout (hydrofracture) in shale underlying ORNL from 1959-1983
Disposal
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Disposal Unit

LLW actual
Disposal Unit Type: deep well injection
Modular Facility: False
Existing Planned
17300 17300
Depth (m): 100-300
Host Medium: sedimentary rock (consolidated clay)
Implementation Phases:
PhaseStart YearEnd YearEstimate
commissioning 1959 1959 no
operation 1959 1984 no
closure 2000 2004 no
institutional control 2004 no

OldBurial (Disposal)

OldBurial
Solid Waste Storage Areas (Old Burial Grounds)
Disposal
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Disposal Unit

LLW actual
Disposal Unit Type: trench(es)
Modular Facility: False
Existing Planned
441000 441000
Depth (m): 0-10
Host Medium: sedimentary (sand)
Implementation Phases:
PhaseStart YearEnd YearEstimate
operation 1945 1986 no

ORNL/IWMF (Disposal)

ORNL/IWMF
Interim Waste Management Facility at ORNL - No longer in operation
Disposal
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Disposal Unit

LLW actual
Disposal Unit Type: engineered surface
Modular Facility: False
Existing Planned
5400 5400
Depth (m): abovegrnd
Host Medium: sedimentary (sand)
Implementation Phases:
PhaseStart YearEnd YearEstimate
planning and/or concept assessment 1986 1990 no
site selection 1986 1990 no
design 1986 1990 no
construction 1991 1991 no
commissioning 1991 1991 no
operation 1991 2001 no
closure 2002 2006 yes
institutional control 2006 yes

ORRLLW/TRU (Processing,Storage)

ORRLLW/TRU
Various Oak Ridge Reservation waste management facilities including ORNL, /Bethel Valley/Melton Valley treatment, storage, and processing facilities for LLW & TRU waste awaiting disposal
Processing,Storage
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Processing Unit(s)

TRU actual and more planned
LLW actual and more planned
Processing Unit Type(s): Treatment,Conditioning
Year opened or planned: 1942


Storage Unit(s)

TRU actual and more planned
LLW actual and more planned
Capacity Description: Includes a variety of facilities including, bunkers, buildings, casks, tanks, etc.
Storage Unit Type(s):
Unit NameUnit TypeYearOptions
TRUtrenchscask1970
TRUbuilding1980
MVSTtank (concrete)0 Closed
LegacyLLWconcrete pad0

TSCAI (Processing)

TSCAI
Facilities for neutralization, solidification, packaging, overpacking, evaporation, compaction, and incineration (Toxic Substance Controlled Air Incinerator).
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Processing Unit(s)

LLW actual and more planned
Processing Unit Type(s): Treatment,Conditioning
Year opened or planned: 1991