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October 12, 2018
January 29, 2019
The Effluent Management Facility at WTP, now under construction, is a key part of the DFLAW system. It is needed to handle the liquid secondary waste generated during LAW facility vitrification.
The massive Evaporator Feed Vessel was recently delivered to WTP for placement in the Effluent Management Facility.
Crews prepare to lift a 40-ton process cell pipe rack into place at the Effluent Management Facility
The melter turntable is visible in the underground pour cave at the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. The turntable will hold three large stainless steel containers as molten glass is poured into them.
Workers practiced switching out the Tank-Side Cesium Removal system’s 24,000-pound ion exchange columns. The columns will absorb the cesium from the tank waste after solids have been filtered out.
This is one of two LAW facility melters that will will heat radioactive and chemical wastes and glass-forming materials to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit to create solid glass. The melters are on rails so they can be rolled out of the building for repairs or replacement.
The Low-Activity Waste (LAW) verification facility is the heart of the DFLAW program.