The Energy Policy Act of 1992 called on the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study and provide recommendations for reducing the costs of decontaminating and decommissioning (D&D) the nation's uranium enrichment facilities located at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Raducah, Kentucky; and Portsmouth, Ohio. This volume examines the existing plans and cost estimates for the D&D of these facilities, including such elements as technologies, planning and management, and identifies approaches that could reduce D&D costs. It also assesses options for disposition of the large quantities of depleted uranium hexafluoride that are stored at these sites.
National Research Council. 1996. Affordable Cleanup?: Opportunities for Cost Reduction in the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Nation's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/5114.
|2 THE GDP SITES: PROCESS, FACILITIES, INVENTORIES, AND RISKS||27-48|
|3 DECONTAMINATION PROCESSES||49-78|
|4 ANALYSES OF THE D&D COST ESTIMATES FOR THE GDPs||79-102|
|5 PLANNING THE D&D PROGRAM||103-126|
|6 OPPORTUNITIES FOR D&D COST REDUCTION||127-156|
|7 DISPOSITION OF THE DUF6||157-182|
|8 MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS||183-192|
|A: STATEMENT OF TASK||195-196|
|B: THE COMMITTEE||197-199|
|C: COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES||200-209|
|D: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF||210-219|
|E: RADIONUCLIDE CHARACTERIZATION AND DETECTION||220-232|
|F: AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS||233-235|
|G: NUCLEAR CRITICALITY||236-243|
|H: PREVIOUS DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISSIONING EFFORTS||244-255|
|I: WASTE TREATMENT||256-261|
|J: REVIEW OF EXISTING COST ESTIMATES||262-295|
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