At the committee meeting in March 1998, presentations included an update on the demonstration project at ANL-W and a presentation of the overpack strategy for DOE spent fuel. This was followed by a series of presentations on possible alternative technologies to EMT for the treatment of EBR-II spent fuel. Alternative technologies included direct disposal, glass-material oxidation, melt and dilute, PUREX, chloride volatility, and the plasma-arc process. Presenters represented a number of nuclear waste treatment facilities including Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Savannah River Site, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
This report's findings and recommendations are based partially on the aforementioned committee meeting presentations. In addition, documentation furnished both by the presenters (citations in the text) and by ANL (Appendixes B, Appendix C, and Appendix D) to the committee was also utilized in the preparation of this report.