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LANL 10 Year Predicted Waste Generation

Without expansion of laboratory operations:



FACILITY TECHNICAL
AREAS
CHEMICAL WASTE
(kilograms)
LOW LEVEL
RADIOACTIVE
WASTE
(cubic meters)
MIXED LOW LEVEL
WASTE
(cubic meters)
TRANSURANIC
WASTE
(cubic meters)
MIXED
TRANSURANIC
WASTE
(cubic meters)
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-YEAR ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
Plutonium Facility Complex TA-55 5,250 52,500 688 6,880 12 120 124 1,240
36
360
Tritium Facilities TA-16 & 21 1,100 11,000 450 4,500 2 20 NA NA NA NA
Chemical and Metallurgy Research Building TA-3 7,970 79,700 1,380 13,800 16.4 164 18.7 187 8.1 81
Pajarito Site TA-18 4,000 40,000 145 1,450 1.5 15 NA NA NA NA
Sigma Complex TA--3 5,500 55,000 420 4,200 2 20 NA NA NA NA
Materials Science Laboratory TA-3 600 6,000 0 0 0 0 NA NA NA NA
Target Fabrication Facility TA-35 3,800 38,000 10 100 0.4 4 NA NA NA NA
Machine Shops TA--3 142,000 1.42 x 106 280 2,800 0 0 NA NA NA NA
High Explosives Processing Facilities TA-8, 9, 11,16,
28 & 37
11,000 110,000 11 110 0.2 2 NA NA NA NA
High Explosives Testing Facilities TA-14, 15, 36,
39, 40
25,200 252,000 300 3,000 0.3 3 0.2 2 NA NA
Los Alamos Neutron Science Center TA-53 16,600 166,600 156 1,560 1 10 NA NA NA NA
Health Research Laboratory TA-43 7,050 70,500 14 140 2.7 27 NA NA NA NA
Radiochemistry Laboratory TA-48 2,000 20,000 170 1,700 2 20 NA NA NA NA
Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility TA-5O & 21 2,200 22,000 150 1,500 0 0 21 210 0 0
Waste Treatment,
Storage, and Disposal Facilities
TA-54 & 50 920 9,200 174 1,740 4.0 40 27 270 0 0
Non-Key Facilities 651,000 6.51 x 16 520 5,200 30 300 0 0 0 0
Environmental Restoration Project 2 x 106 2 x 107 4,257 42,570 548 5,480 11 110 0 0
Grand Total 2.886 x 106 2.886 x 1O7 9,130 91,300 622 6,220 202 2,020 44 440

Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Volume I, January 1999. (Table 5.2.9.3-1 page 5-79)
 
 

With expanded operations, LANL's "preferred alternative" for future operations:



FACILITY
TECHNICAL
AREAS
CHEMICAL
WASTE
(kilograms)
LOW LEVEL
WASTE
(M3)
MIXED 
LOW LEVEL
WASTE
(M3)
TRANSURANIC
WASTE
(M3)
MIXED
TRANSURANIC
WASTE
(M3)
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
ANNUAL
AVE.
10-
YEAR
Plutonium Facility Complex TA-55 8,340 83,400 740 7,400 13 130 310 3,100 102 1,020
Tritium Facilities TA-16 &
TA-21
1,700 17,000 480 4,800 3 30 NA NA NA NA
Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building TA-3 11,200 112,000 1,860 18,600 19.6 196 46.6 466 20.4 204
Pajarito Site TA-18 4,000 40,000 145 1,450 1.5 15 NA NA NA NA
Sigma Complex TA-3 10,000 100,000 960 9,600 4 40 NA NA NA NA
Materials Science Laboratory TA-3 600 6,000 0 0 0 0 NA NA NA NA
Target Fabrication Facility TA-35 3,800 38,000 10 100 0.4 4 NA NA NA NA
Machine Shops TA-3 474,000 4.74 x 106 606 6,060 0 0 NA NA NA NA
High Explosives Processing Facilities TA-8,9, 11, 16, 28 & 37 13,000 130,000 16 160
0.2

.
2 NA NA NA NA
High Explosives Testing Facilities TA-14, 15,36, 39, 40 35,300 353,000 940 9,400 0.9 9 0.2 2 NA NA
Los Alamos Neutron Science Center TA-53 16,600 166,600 1,085 10,850 1 10 NA NA NA NA
Health Research Laboratory TA-43 13,280 132,800 34 340 3.4 34 NA NA NA NA
Radiochemistry Laboratory TA-48 3,300 33,000 270 2,700 3.8 38 NA NA NA NA
Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility TA--5O &
TA-21
2,200 22,000 160 1,600 0 0 30 300 0 0
Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilitiesg TA-54 &
TA-5O
920 9,200 174 1,740 4 40 27 270 0 0
Non-Key Facilities 651,000 6.51 x 106 520 5,200 30 300 0 0
0
0
ER Project 2 x 106 2 x 107 4,257 42,570 548 5,480 11 110 0 0
Grand Total 3.2493 x 106 3.2493 x 107 12,240 122,400 633 6,330 425 4,250 122 1,220

Department of Energy, Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Volume I, January 1999. (Table 5.3.9.3-1 page 5-129)

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