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Review of Plutonium Oxide and Hanford Tank Farms Report

Review of Plutonium Oxide and Hanford Tank Farms Report

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Review of Plutonium Oxide and Hanford Tank Farms Report Oct 2011
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RPP-RPT-50941, Rev. 0
Official Use Only
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................................1
 
2.0
 
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ....................................................................................3
 
2.1
 
PROBLEM STATEMENT ......................................................................................3
 
2.2
 
PREVIOUS WORK – 2010 WTP REPORT ...........................................................4
 
2.3
 
IMPACT OF 2010 WTP REPORT – PISA ISSUED ..............................................5
 
2.4
 
PLUTONIUM OXIDE RESOLUTION PLANS .....................................................6
 
3.0
 
GENERAL HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF HANFORD SITE ...................................9
 
3.1
 
REPROCESSING FACILITIES ..............................................................................9
 
3.1.1
 
Bismuth Phosphate Process .........................................................................9
 
3.1.2
 
REDOX (Reduction Oxidation) Process ...................................................10
 
3.1.3
 
PUREX (Plutonium-Uranium Extraction) Process ....................................10
 
3.2
 
PLUTONIUM CONVERSION .............................................................................11
 
3.2.1
 
Plutonium Isolation 231-Z Isolation Building ...........................................11
 
3.2.2
 
Plutonium Finishing Plant..........................................................................11
 
3.2.3
 
PUREX N-Cell...........................................................................................12
 
3.2.4
 
Other Materials Processed at REDOX and PUREX ..................................12
 
3.3
 
WASTE TREATMENT, STORAGE, AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES ...............13
 
3.3.1
 
Discharges to Ground ................................................................................13
 
3.3.2
 
Single-Shell Tanks .....................................................................................13
 
3.3.3
 
Double-Shell Tanks ...................................................................................13
 
4.0
 
PLUTONIUM FINISHING PLANT (Z PLANT) .............................................................14
 
4.1
 
HISTORICAL PFP PROCESSING DIAGRAMS ................................................15
 
4.2
 
OVERVIEW OF PLUTONIUM PROCESSING HISTORY ................................25
 
4.3
 
231-Z ISOLATION FACILITY PLUTONIUM OPERATION ............................27
 
4.4
 
PFP PRODUCTION LINES ..................................................................................29
 
4.4.1
 
RG Line ......................................................................................................32
 
4.4.2
 
Remote Mechanical (RM) A Line .............................................................35
 
4.4.3
 
Remote Mechanical (RM) B Line ..............................................................36
 
4.4.4
 
Remote Mechanical (RM) C Line ..............................................................36
 
4.5
 
SCRAP RECOVERY (RECUPLEX, PRF, MT, 232-Z) .......................................39
 
4.5.1
 
RECUPLEX ...............................................................................................39
 
4.5.2
 
Plutonium Reclamation Facility (PRF) ......................................................44
 
4.5.3
 
Ion-Exchange Recovery of Plutonium .......................................................52
 
 
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PLUTONIUM FINISHING PLANT LABS ..........................................................54
 
4.7
 
PFP SUPPORT FACILITIES ................................................................................56
 
4.7.1
 
242-Z Waste Treatment Facility ................................................................56
 
4.7.2
 
241-Z Sump Tanks .....................................................................................64
 
4.7.3
 
241-Z-361 Settling Tank ............................................................................72
 
4.7.4
 
Trenches and Crib ......................................................................................75
 
4.7.5
 
Conclusion of Plutonium Losses from PFP to Cribs .................................83
 
4.8
 
SCRAP MATERIAL PROCESSED OUTSIDE OF PFP ......................................85
 
4.9
 
PLUTONIUM PARTICLE SIZE SUMMARY .....................................................85
 
4.10
 
DIFFICULTIES WITH PLUTONIUM SOLIDS ..................................................90
 
4.10.1
 
Solids in 242-Z and PRF ............................................................................90
 
4.10.2
 
Use of Filtration and Centrifuges to Limit Loss from PFP AqueousWaste Stream .............................................................................................93
 
4.10.3
 
Conclusions Regarding Centrifuge Operation .........................................107
 
4.10.4
 
Plutonium Tetrafluoride Carry-Over and Impact in Tank Farms ............110
 
4.11
 
OVERVIEW OF PLUTONIUM ACCOUNTABILITY METHODS .................111
 
4.12
 
PFP WASTE SOLUTION TRANSFERS TO TANK FARMS ..........................117
 
4.12.1
 
PFP Aqueous Liquid Discharges after May 1973....................................117
 
4.12.2
 
Acid Waste Discharge to 242-T May 1973–December 1980 ..................117
 
4.12.3
 
Neutralized Waste Discharge to 244-TX December 1981–November2004..........................................................................................................120
 
4.12.4
 
Waste Transfer by Truck (216-Z-8, 241-Z-361, TK D9) ........................122
 
4.12.5
 
Waste from Solution Stabilization using Magnesium Hydroxide orOxalic Acid (2003-2004) .........................................................................128
 
4.13
 
ESTIMATE OF TOTAL PLUTONIUM DISCHARGE TO TANK FARMSFROM PFP...........................................................................................................129
 
4.13.1
 
Accountable Losses 1973-2004 ...............................................................129
 
4.13.2
 
PRF MUFs and Impact on Waste ............................................................133
 
4.14
 
CONCLUSION OF PFP LOSSES INCLUDING ESTIMATE OF LARGEPARTICLE FRACTION .....................................................................................138
 
5.0
 
FUEL PROCESSING FACILITIES (T/B PLANT AND REDOX AND PUREX) ........145
 
5.1
 
PROCESSES THAT DID NOT PROCESS PUO
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..............................................145
 
5.1.1
 
Bismuth Phosphate, PUREX, REDOX, Fission Product Recovery,Uranium Recovery ...................................................................................145
 
5.1.2
 
Critical Mass Laboratory .........................................................................145
 
5.1.3
 
Review of 222-S Laboratory waste collected in the 219-S WasteHandling Facility .....................................................................................151
 

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