The DWPF Product, and Its Qualification Program

by M. J. Plodinec, Westinghouse Savannah River Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) will be the first facility in the nation capable of immobilizing high-level nuclear waste. Production of DWPF canistered waste forms will begin prior to repository licensing, so that decisions on facility startup will have to be made before the final decisions on repository design are made. The Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (RW) has addressed this discrepancy by defining a Waste Acceptance Process to provide reasonable assurance that the waste glass produced in the DWPF will be acceptable for permanent storage in a federal repository. As part of this process, detailed technical specifications have been developed for the DWPF product.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Materials processing | Industrial wastes | Waste treatment | Waste storage | Rivers and streams | Licensure and certification | Building design

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