Quality-Assurance Program Description Defense Waste Processing Facility

by Stephen R. Maslar, Westinghouse Savannah River Co, Aiken, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


This paper describes the Westinghouse Savannah River Company's (WSRC) quality assurance program for defense-waste processing at the Savannah River Site (SRS). WSRC is the operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at SRS. The WSRC Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) is responsible for converting 35 million gallons of high-level waste into durable, leach-resistant, borosilicate glass. The waste form, contained in stainless-steel canisters, will be shipped to a federal repository. The quality-assurance program applies to both qualifying and producing high-level waste forms. The program provides a means by which the quality-assurance program can be managed in order to achieve its objectives. This description identifies the program's objectives, content, and application. It describes how the program is structured, managed, and implemented for high-level waste-form qualification and high level waste-form production.

Subject Headings: Waste storage | Industrial wastes | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Rivers and streams | Waste treatment plants | Quality control | Contractors and subcontractors

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