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CX-008668: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Semi-Permanent Sleeve Removal and Disposition
CX(s) Applied: B1.28
Date: 04/19/2012
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

This facility operation is being performed to reduce by removal the amount of scrap material in the L Area disassembly basin by sending the material to an appropriate on-site waste storage facility. There are several hundred semi-permanent sleeves from Reactor operations stored temporarily in the basin. The sleeves are contaminated on one end due to exposure to the reactor neutron flux during operations. A new underwater band saw is being installed temporarily in the Machine Basin for cutting the contaminated end (approximately 6 inches) from the 7 inches long sleeves. The contaminated cutoff ends will continue to be stored in the basin. The lightly contaminated remainder of the sleeve will be removed from the basin and placed in approved containers for disposition.