The pioneering work of the Actinide Removal Process (ARP) and Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) demonstration advanced radioactive salt
waste processing across the EM complex by improving the technology to be used in the larger-scale Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF).
Savannah River Remediation (SRR) announced it reached a contract milestone for 2013 on March 23 by processing over 600,000 gallons of radioactive salt
waste through its interim salt disposition process at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, S.C.
TCCR is a demonstration project designed to accelerate removal of radioactive salt
waste from the SRS underground waste tanks to support tank closure.
The low radioactive salt
waste is removed first followed by removal of the high radioactive sludge.
At the end of the demonstration period, DOE and SRR will evaluate the effectiveness of the TCCR system to decontaminate radioactive salt
waste for disposal and the feasibility of continued TCCR operation and future units.
He described the use of coatings, radioactive salts
, particle accelerators and nuclear reactors (with or without annealing), HPHT treatment, and finally multi-step processing that combines HPHT, irradiation and annealing.
The environmental group and the organic food and farming watchdog pointed to research that shows that this wastewater, a by-product of gas and oil exploration and production, is contaminated with toxic chemicals, radioactive salts
, heavy metals and hydrocarbons, even when treated and diluted.