Presentation on theme: "Office of River Protection 2013 Hanford ORP Site Status Report"— Presentation transcript:
1Office of River Protection 2013 Hanford ORP Site Status Report Robert Elkins, WRPSASP 2013 Workshop23-26 September, 2013Asheville, NC
2Hanford Site MapThe Hanford Site, which covers roughly 586 square miles in southeastern Washington state, was home for the facilities which produced the majority of the nuclear materials for the nation’s defense program. As a result, nearly 55 million gallons of mixed waste generated during 40 years of production are stored in 177 underground storage tanks in the Central Plateau (purple) area of these are older single-shell tanks and 28 are the newer double-shell tanks. The Office of River Protection (DOE ORP) directs tank farms and Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) activities in the Central Plateau region whereas the Richland Office (DOE RL) administers clean up activity along the River Corridor (green).
3A view toward the west of the majority of the Central Plateau with the Cascade Mountains in the distance. The Waste Treatment Plant is in the foreground and the Integrated Disposal Facility is the light brown rectangle on the left of the frame toward the middle. West of the Integrated Disposal Facility is the 222-S laboratory complex.
4The Integrated Disposal Facility is an onsite landfill designed to store low level solid waste and future immobilized low activity waste glass monoliths produced by the low activity waste vitrification facility. Currently the low activity waste vitrification facility is roughly 75% complete and construction of the facility continues.
5Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant This is a February, 2013 photo of the five primary facilities which comprise the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. At the top left the partially constructed structure is the Pretreatment Plant. The High Level Waste Vitrification Facility is the partially constructed building below the Pretreatment Plant. To the right of the High Level Waste Vitrification Facility is the Low Activity Waste Vitrification Plant. Above the Low Activity Waste Vitrification Plant and to the right of the Pretreatment Plant is the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Analytical Laboratory, and to the right of the lab is the command facility for monitoring and controlling Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant functions.Waste enters the Pretreatment Plant , is divided into High Level and Low Activity waste streams that are sent to their respective vitrification facilities. The waste is then mixed with glass forming frit, heated in a glass melter and poured into stainless steel containers to form three ton glass logs. Overall the project is about 65% complete.
6WTP Analytical Laboratory The Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Analytical Laboratory is between 80 and 85% complete with much of the unfinished remainder of the project instrument acquisition and installation. The lab will wait to complete installation of instruments until about a year prior to glass production.
7WTP Laboratory Hot Cells Hot cells in the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Analytical Laboratory.
8DOE ORP Mission Statement Our mission is to retrieve and treat Hanford’s tank waste and close the tank farms to protect the Columbia River.The DOE ORP Mission Statement is to retrieve and treat Hanford’s tank waste and close the tank farms to protect the Columbia River.
9DOE ORP Prime Contractors Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI)Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc. (ATL)Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)Bechtel National, Inc. is responsible for the construction and commissioning of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc. provides analytical services at the 222-S laboratory for routine tank farms operations. Washington River Protection Solutions manages all tank farms operations.
10BNI Off-Site Commercial Laboratories BNI utilizes two non-DOECAP laboratories for industrial hygiene analysesBNI utilizes a laboratory for glass formulation research which is not a DOECAP participantBechtel National Inc. utilizes two non-DOECAP laboratories for industrial hygiene analyses and a laboratory for glass formulation research which is not a DOECAP participant.
11BNI Off-Site TSDF BNI does not utilize an off-site TSDF BNI has contracted WRPS to dispose of hazardous industrial wastesBechtel National Inc. does not utilize an off-site TSDF, however they have contracted Washington River Protection Solutions to dispose of hazardous industrial wastes.
12222-S Analytical Laboratory Complex An aerial view of the 222-S Analytical Complex in the Hanford Site 200 West Area.
13222-S Analytical Laboratory The entrance to the laboratory is pictured at the top, a hot cell and lab space are at the bottom.
14222-S Laboratory Hot Cells The 222-S Laboratory 11A Hot Cell Annex.
15222-S Analytical Laboratory ATL performs routine inorganic, organic, and radioanalytical analysis of tank farm and environmental samples as well as inorganic analysis of industrial hygiene samples to support day to day tank farms operations (WSDOE and AIHA accredited)WRPS performs analytical method development, tank farm process support, and organic analysis of vapor samples (AIHA accredited)WRPS also administers 222-S complex operationsAdvanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc. is Washington State Department of Ecology (WSDOE) and American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) accredited and participates in the MAPEP program. IH analyses are for Beryllium, Ammonia, and Mercury.Washington River Protection Solutions is AIHA accredited. IH analysis are for Volatiles, Furans, and Semi-volatiles.
16Laboratory Quality Standards On-Site – Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Requirements Documents (HASQARD)Similar to DOECAP QSAS but does not include IH analysisBased partly on NQA-1 for application at nuclear facilitiesAllows flexibility when dealing with high level rad samplesIncludes sampling and field analysis activitiesIncludes process chemistry analysisIncludes R&D projects related to environmental cleanupOff-Site – HASQARD for environmental laboratories and DOECAP QSAS for industrial hygiene laboratoriesFor all Hanford on-site contractor laboratories and off-site subcontractor environmental laboratories the Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Requirements Documents (HASQARD) is the quality standard. For off-Site subcontractor industrial hygiene laboratories it is the DOECAP Quality Systems for Analytical Services (QSAS).
17Varied Analytical Needs Industrial Hygiene Vapor AnalysisGeneral Process ChemistryAluminum DissolutionSeparation, Stabilization and/or Treatment of Selected Waste StreamsTank Corrosion StudiesAnalytical Support for Waste Tank RetrievalSolids AnalysisWashington River Protection Solutions’ analytical needs as the tank operations contractor cover a wide spectrum of services not offered by any one laboratory.
18Number of WRPS Samples Analyzed Off-Site Fiscal year 2013 includes estimates for the months of August and September. Fiscal year 2014 is projected to have sample numbers similar to 2013.
19WRPS Off-Site Commercial Laboratories WRPS utilizes three DOECAP laboratories for industrial hygiene or environmental sample analysesWRPS contracts with one laboratory which is not a DOECAP participant for specialty industrial hygiene and vapor analysesWashington River Protection Solutions utilizes three DOECAP laboratories for industrial hygiene or environmental sample analyses, and one non-DOECAP laboratory for specialty industrial hygiene and vapor analyses.
20Qualified DOECAP Laboratory Auditors WRPS provides three DOECAP laboratory auditors, two of whom are lead auditorsORP provides one DOECAP laboratory auditorWashington River Protection Solutions provides three DOECAP laboratory auditors and the DOE Office of River Protection provides one laboratory auditor.
21Future DOECAP Laboratory Participation Provide audit support for laboratories used by ORP contractorsProvide support for revision of the DOECAP QSAS and checklistsThe Hanford Site Office of River Protection will continue to provide audit support for laboratories used by ORP contractors, as well as support for revision of the DOECAP Quality Systems for Analytical Services (QSAS) and checklists.
22DOECAP Laboratory Points of Contact Jeff Cheadle, DOE ORPGlen Clark, WRPSHere are the DOE Office of River Protection DOECAP Laboratory Points of Contact.
23Non-Radiological TSDF Audits WRPS utilizes one off-site, non-radiological TSDF vendor for tank farm, 222-S laboratory and contracted WTP hazardous wastesWRPS has conducted its own audit of this vendorThe vendor sends waste to several different facilitiesSome of these facilities are audited by DOECAPWashington River Protection Solutions utilizes one off-site, non-radiological TSDF vendor for tank farm, 222-S laboratory and contracted Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant hazardous wastes. WRPS has conducted its own audit of this vendor. The vendor sends waste to several different facilities, some of which are audited by DOECAP.
24Radiological TSDFWRPS utilizes one off-site radiological TSDF vendor with four different facilitiesAll four facilities are audited by DOECAPWRPS participates annually in the DOECAP audit of the local facility in Washington stateWashington River Protection Solutions utilizes one off-site radiological TSDF vendor with four different facilities. All of these facilities are audited by DOECAP. WRPS participates in the DOECAP audit of the local facility in Washington state.
25Qualified DOECAP TSDF Auditors WRPS provides three DOECAP TSDF auditorsWashington River Protection Solutions provides three DOECAP TSDF auditors.
26DOECAP TSDF Points of Contact Jeff Cheadle, DOE ORPHere is the DOE Office of River Protection DOECAP TSDF Point of Contact.