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H-Tank Farm (HTF) for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing

Aiken, South Carolina
Photograph of the H-Area Tank Farm in Aiken, South Carolina

Operator: U.S. Department of Energy
Docket Number: PROJ0734

Site Description: 29 carbon steel tanks
Waste Volume:  TBD

General Description of H-Tank Farm (HTF) for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing

The H-Area is in the north-central portion of the Savannah River Site (SRS) and occupies 395 acres. The H-Tank Farm (HTF) is an active waste storage facility consisting of 29 carbon steel tanks and ancillary equipment such as transfer lines, evaporators, and pump tanks. The HTF waste tanks store, or once stored liquid radioactive waste generated primarily from the H-Canyon modified Plutonium Recovery and Extraction (PUREX) process.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to close the tanks and the ancillary equipment (transfer lines, pump tanks, pits, diversion boxes and valve boxes). DOE intends to close geographic section of HTF in stages. Following closure of a geographic section (e.g. Type-I tanks), the area will be left in an interim closure state in preparation for final closure. For example, the area may be filled in with backfill after closure of the individual waste tanks and ancillary equipment to establish an even grade elevation with other sections of HTF.

Site Information Contacts
  • Lead Project Manager: James Shaffner
    (301) 415-5496
  • Technical Project Manager: Christopher Grossman
    (301) 415-7658
  • Public Affairs Officer: David McIntyre
    (301) 415-8206
  • Office Director: Catherine Haney
    (301) 287-9243
  • Division Director: Larry Camper
    (301) 415-6673
  • Deputy Director: Andrew Persinko
    (301) 415-7479
  • Branch Chief: Gregory Suber
    (301) 415-8087
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, October 09, 2014