RH-TRU

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RH-TRURemote-Handled Transuranic(s) (waste)
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The governor said the material should be managed as high-level radioactive waste, and handled "in the same manner as remote-handled transuranic waste."
Both contact- and remote-handled transuranic wastes will be handled at WIPP; this article is only concerned with the latter, which will be placed in horizontal boreholes.
1 decision to allow "hot" remote-handled transuranic nuclear waste in shielded containers to come to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.
The department said the OOE Carlsbad Field Office and Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC (formerly Washington TRU Solutions, LLC) submitted the permit modification request to the NMED Hazardous Waste Bureau on July 5, 2012 seeking to add the shielded container as a shipping package, to add descriptions of how the volume of remote-handled transuranic nuclear waste is disposed in shielded containers will be tracked, and related changes to waste handling descriptions.
Environmental Protection Agency last month approved a plan allowing the federal government to store remote-handled transuranic waste--normally considered too radioactive to be handled directly by workers in shielded containers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP.
Some of the waste that the blue-ribbon commission must examine is not much different than the remote-handled transuranic waste that WIPP takes.
* Remote-handled transuranic waste from defense activities: 705 cubic feet of waste in 94 drums, 32 shipments to DoE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.
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