Treatment-operation reports will cover three areas overall—treatment reports, driver treatment reports, and blanket treatment reports. The overall treatment report will discuss the development of the cathode processor and casting furnace operating conditions. Driver treatment reports will cover the process description for driver fuel treatment operations, and development of the electrorefining process for driver fuel. Blanket treatment reports will include a report on process description for blanket treatment operations, and a report discussing development of the electrorefining process for blanket fuel.
Waste operations and qualifications reports will cover three areas —overall waste reports, ceramic waste reports, and metal waste reports. Included in the overall waste reports will be reports on the waste form qualification strategy, the waste acceptance product specifications, the waste compliance plan, and a report on waste form degradation and repository performance modeling. Ceramic waste reports will include the ceramic waste form process qualification plan, and the ceramic waste form handbook. Metal waste reports will include the metal waste form process qualification plan, and the metal waste form handbook.
Following Robert Benedict's presentation and questions from the committee, the committee entered closed session. In the closed session, sections of the waste forms report prepared by the committee were discussed, and a new draft of the report was generated. These discussions were followed by analysis of the reviewers' comments for the committee's Report 8. Before adjourning, the committee discussed plans for its upcoming meeting in Idaho Falls, ID, in July 1999.