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... 3. Does the FFRDC's report provide additional analysis for the grout treatment approach as identified in the FFRDC report for section 3134 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017?
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... , is briefly mentioned without references or a description; however, the addition of these references to the next version of the report would assist the stakeholders by providing a report with the necessary information for decision making. The committee understands and appreciates the challenges faced by DOE concerning Hanford tank integrity and the adoption of an active oversight, monitoring, and mitigation approach including historical measures such as dewatering tanks and installing asphalt water intrusion barriers in favor of focusing resources on getting on with cleanup sooner.
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... The FFRDC should then compare and contrast the life-cycle cost profiles accompanied by explicitly quantified sensitivity analyses about what funding levels would be required. Finding 4: The committee notes that the report attempts to address how the confluence of costs, available budgets, and technological realities affect the cleanup mission timing.
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... The FFRDC should incorporate insights from public comments obtained to date in the final report, as well as the experiences of other sites that have transported radioactive waste to distant treatment or disposal locations. Finding 7: Native American Nations and Tribes also have a unique interest in what remains on the site and the location and size of the areas that will be accessible to them following completion of treatment.
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... Recommendation H: The FFRDC report should address the implications of using monthly averages of pretreated liquid SLAW compositions when dose limits are on a tanker-by-tanker basis. Finding 12: There appears to be an inconsistency between the dose rate limit at 3 meters having to be met by analyzing unshielded liquid waste and the statement that liquids will be transported in tanks that provide adequate shielding.
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... . Finding 16: While stating a recommendation may assist decision makers in their deliberations regarding analyzed approaches, the process by which these recommendations were reached and who participated are not described.

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