NNSS Area 5, Nuclear Waste Crates, 2014

NNSS Area 5, Nuclear Waste Crates, 2014

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Caption: Low-level waste crates stacked in trench for disposal. The waste is packed in crates and placed in trenches and then covered with several feet of earth. Waste management operations at the NNSS focus on the disposal of low-level (LLW) and mixed low-level (MLLW) radioactive waste, which typically consists of containerized debris, trash, soil, equipment, tools, and discarded personal protective clothing. LLW and MLLW containers can generally be handled without any special equipment or clothing, as the level of radioactivity is relatively low and the packaging provides the necessary protection. MLLW is disposed separately from LLW in a cell constructed with a multi-layered lining and a special leachate collection system, required under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permit. The Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site, which is currently active, contains 200 acres of land developed for LLW and MLLW waste storage and burial-style

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