The Impact of Safety Analyses on the Design of the HWVP Vitrification Plant

by T. J. Koppenaal, WasteChem, Irvine, United States,
A. K. Yee, WasteChem, Irvine, United States,
J. B. Reisdorf, WasteChem, Irvine, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


Accident analyses are being performed to evaluate and document the safety of the Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP). The effects of worst-case accident scenarios are evaluated by determining the dose at offsite and onsite receptors. Air dispersion modeling is done with the GENII computer code, and a risk assessment is accomplished on the basis of a consequences (dose) vs. frequency analysis. Three accidents are summarized, and their effects on the safety and the design of the HWVP are demonstrated.

Subject Headings: Accidents | Safety | Heat treatment | Waste storage | Computer models | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Risk management

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