TA-50 Brief Description

4.27.1 Site Description
TA-50 is located near the center of the Laboratory [Table 4-25 and Figure 4-27 (index map of TA-
50)]. The site contains 33 waste management structures, including office trailers, tanks, storage
sheds, and four buildings.
Approximately 110 persons participate in the following waste management activities:
• treating radioactive liquid waste;
• decontaminating respirators, equipment, instruments, vehicles, and waste items;
• reducing the size of transuranic wastes; and
• characterizing transuranic wastes.

4.27.2 Facilities Description
The facilities at TA-50 support the Laboratory’s waste management activities for several types of
waste, including storing or disposing of solid and liquid, low-level radioactive waste (LLW), lowlevel
mixed waste, transuranic (TRU) waste, and hazardous waste. The major facilities at TA-50 are
the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF); Waste Characterization, Reduction, and
Repackaging Facility (WCRRF), formerly known as the Size Reduction Facility; and the Radioactive
Materials Research, Operations, and Demonstration (RAMROD) Facility, formerly known as
the Controlled Air Incinerator (CAI).




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