F-Tank Farm (FTF) for Waste Incidental to ReprocessingAiken, South Carolina
Operator: U.S. Department of Energy
General Description of F-Tank Farm for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing
F-Tank Farm (FTF) is a component of the overall Savannah River site. Tanks were intended to collect and help manage liquid waste associated with the production of nuclear material during the cold war. DOE is obliged to clean and close the tanks pursuant to the Federal Facilities Agreement between itself, U.S. EPA and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
DOE submitted a draft waste determination, including performance assessment and other documentation for the entire F-Tank Farm for NRCs review in September 2010. NRC completed a Technical Evaluation Report in October 2011. The report included a number of recommendations that NRC believes will enhance DOEs chances of successful closure. DOE's Final Waste Determination was signed by the Secretary of Energy in April 2012.