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Vol. 53, No. 2        January 26, 2001
[Sandia National Laboratories]

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0165    ||   Livermore, California 94550-0969
Tonopah, Nevada; Nevada Test Site; Amarillo, Texas

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Environmental remediation

Under contract to DOE Nevada, we completed a Performance Assessment (PA) for disposal of transuranic wastes in a Greater Confinement Disposal (GCD) configuration at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The assessment documents almost 10 years of site studies and system characterization; development and evaluation of conceptual and mathematical models and ranges of defensible input parameters; and final demonstration of compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards. The PA easily demonstrated protection of humans and the environment, and that GCD is an ideal system for isolating radioactive wastes in arid settings such as the NTS (6100, 6800). Doug Brosseau, dabross@sandia.gov

Sandiašs Solid Waste Transfer Facility teamed with Kirtland AFB to implement a base-wide residential recycling center which achieved DoD recycling goals and national recognition by winning the Air Force Materiel Command "Ronald Yates Award for Team Excellence." Materials collected at the recycling center include plastic, aluminum, new paper, cardboard, tin, and glass. Further teaming efforts now include pick-up of Kirtlandšs commercial cardboard, roll-off truck services, and joint use of equipment. (7100) Gabe King, ggking@sandia.gov

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