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EIS-0026-SA-08: Supplemental Analysis

Packaging and Handling of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste in Shielded Containers, Carlsbad Field Office

This supplement analysis (SA) addresses a proposed action to package at the generator sites, and to emplace at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a portion of the remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste inventory using a new container design called the lead shielded container (hereinafter referred to as the shielded container). In order to increase the efficiency of its operations at WIPP, DOE is proposing a change to the emplacement scheme for a portion of the RH TRU waste inventory. DOE proposes to package a subset of the RH TRU waste streams in shielded containers to be placed in the HalfPACT transport packaging for transport to and permanent disposal at WIPP.